Kaitlin, still half asleep, but awake enough to sense what happened, had a little giggle in her voice as she said “good morning dear, do I still get my morning kiss or would you rather kiss the dog again?” She told her husband she was convinced he could sleep through a category five hurricane and the storm they had last night sure sounded like one. The wind was fierce, and when a clap of thunder rattled every window in the house, she counted to ten. Kaitlin said she wasn’t halfway there before their children and their dog came running and jumped into bed with them.
After a few minutes of fun and laughter, Lucas got up and went outside to see if there was any storm damage. About a dozen shingles had been blown off the roof. He drove to the local hardware store, came back home and went to work.
That evening, the family went to the Barnwell’s farm for the Saturday night get together. After Lucas told Bobby Lee, owner of the Rockton Street Market, about his day and what happened to him while he was repairing the roof, Bobby Lee smiled, and insisted Lucas tell these stories to everyone before the evening was over.
Everyone was laughing when he told about his morning kiss. Then he told the following. Lucas said he had finished nailing down the last shingle on the house and was starting to get onto the ladder when it slid and went crashing to the ground. He was about to fall off the roof but was able to grab on the rain gutter. Here he was two stories off the ground, knowing full well if he did not hold on with both hands and all his strength, the fall would be devastating, At that very moment a man was walking past his house. Lucas yelled to him – “Hey, would you do me a favor?” – the man’s reply – “What kind of favor?”
By keeping our minds on the Lord and having a servant’s heart, letting our good works be a testimony to our faith in Christ, not only should we jump at the chance to do someone a favor that is within our ability and of the Lord’s will, we should be looking for ways to serve others before being asked. Instead of what can you do for me today, asking others what can I do for you today will make you a blessing and answer to prayer to someone.
James 2:17 – “Thus also faith by itself if it does not have works is dead.”
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