If you’ve ever spent a day at Mayo Clinic you will know what I’m talking about. Eric and I recently spent most of the day there in between appointments. Enough time to mosey down to the cafeteria and make a few trips on the elevator.
The environment is completely different than what we experience on a day-to-day basis. So, of course, it stood out to me. We were in the orthopedic area and I observed people in wheelchairs, or walking slowly with canes – some with bandaged limbs. But that’s not what stood out to me – it was people helping people. Everywhere I looked someone was helping someone – an adult son pushing a father along in his wheelchair to his doctor’s appointment or an older man lovingly and patiently holding his wife’s arm as she walked slowly from the cafeteria. People helping people!
God’s Word tells us to carry each other’s burdens, to help each other. In doing this we are fulfilling the law of Christ, which is the law of love. May our eyes be open to those around us who are carrying a heavy burden. Their need may not be as obvious as the person in the wheelchair. It may be an inner need, a heavy heart or a broken spirit. Maybe they need a kind word or just a smile.
So let’s all be people helping people!
Carry each other’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 (NASB)