I went for a walk in the park the other day. It was spring like for the middle of February. As I was returning I passed a baseball diamond full of little boys. I heard the crack of a bat and then a coach calling to one of his players, “to you and thru you”! He was obviously chiding the child a bit about not grabbing the ball. But somehow I knew those words were important to me; but at the time I didn’t know why.
Later I was watching an episode of Joyce Meyer. For those of you who don’t know her she is a wonderful preacher that you can find on television or the internet. Joyce began speaking about people who are “spiritually fat” because they are full of the Word of Christ but they haven’t given it away. Then she admonished that the Lord’s Word should go “to you and thru you”. “To you and thru you” she kept repeating. Obviously the Lord was trying to tell me something.
So I started thinking about my behavior. And although I have volunteered for pretty much everything under the sun, maybe the Lord wants me to bring all of this much closer to home. Instead of traveling to a mission in Mexico or some other exotic adventure, maybe he just wants me to concentrate on spreading His Love to the people already around me.
A few days later I was at my new job and I was helping a co-worker who needed almost constant attention throughout the day. And although it was inconvenient, it came to my mind that as Christians the strong are called upon to help the weak. It was a small sacrifice, but in the past it was one I would have resented. So I am blessed to have heard and understood and given a little away. And to know that these are the types of things I should be on the lookout for, little things throughout the day, to give away some of the great love the Lord has shown to me.