People Helping People

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)

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One thought on “People Helping People

  1. What a beautiful word picture again! Oh yes I too see that at Mayo! And MANY of these folks AND their caregivers are NOT from our city and even some are not from our country!
    These folks have come with HOPE in their hearts that these Nayo doctors will have either a cure OR a pain reliever for their medical quandary/pain!
    Yes HOPE is BIG in these halls and elevators!
    To those of us who are blessed to continue going there… we MUST remember to “pass on our Joy in Jesus”!! Either they prayer(silent or shared); thru touch ; an offer of assistance or even just a smile!
    Thanking HIM! I do SO LOVE JESUS!!!!

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