In Singapore last year, there were many complaints about overcrowding, especially of the trains which many use to commute daily. Posters were also put up to promote graciousness, and to remind commuters to stand aside to wait for others to alight and to give up their seats to those who need them. I must confess that often I would eye a seat and hope that no one I deem needier than me will be standing around me.
One day, I was commuting with my daughter, of preschooler age and capable of standing instead of requiring to be carried. However, the heat in a crowded train got her itchy and having a seat would have given her more space and be more cooling for her. I was then reminded that she wouldn’t have been someone I deemed requiring for me to give up my seat (if I wasn’t her mom!).
Jesus has a commandment for Christians, to show love to one another. I do pray that caring for our child with eczema will also mold us to be better persons, being more aware that there are people who need more care than others and how a little help (like giving up a train seat) can go miles in warming and encouraging another’s heart.
John 13:34-35: A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
Dear God, I’m sorry that sometimes I do get shortsighted and look too much into what I need versus what others need. I pray that while I care for my child with eczema, you will give me insights into how I can also help and love others, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Love One Another.