Rev. Wayne Sanders
Who Is My Neighbor?
July 12, 2022
29 "But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
30 "In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.
31 "A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
32 "So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side."
I read where a preacher said, “We can only begin to understand the parts of the Bible that we actually put into practice.”
To love your neighbor as you love yourself requires you to get a vision of their needs. Far too often we go through life so fast that we do not see others standing right in front of us.
Testimony: I was engaged in a conversation with a gentleman on the tram over the Fourth of July just a few days ago. This man came up out of a state of depression that you could visually see on his face to a smile that went from ear to ear. Praise God!
He got up out of his seat and moved next to me. The presence of God was felt all around us as we continued to talked about our salvation in Christ Jesus. He keep shaking my hand and thanking me for sharing with him the love of God that night.
It has been said that the most dangerous place to be while in St Louis is on the MetroLink, but I felt nothing but a the perfect peace of God there.
I ask You, Father, to help us not only see those that are hurting so much around us, but help us to activate our faith in helping them to recover from the devastation that has them trapped in a state of hopelessness. In Jesus's name, Amen.
Blessings on the journey, and remember that the best is yet to come.