Take care of others

Psalm 37:3     Be kind and good to others; then you will live safely here in the land and prosper

Proverbs 19:17     He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and He will pay back what he has given.

Galatians 6:2     Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ

Hebrews 13:16     Don’t forget to do good and to share what you have because God is pleased with these kinds of sacrifices.



Have you ever had your heart touched when a stranger gives a big smile and lets you step in front of him at the cash register? Or when someone calls or sends a card when you’ve been feeling blue to say they are thinking of you or how thankful they are you are in their life? Or a neighbor volunteers to take care of your pets when you are going to be away for an extended time, maybe an overnight or two?

There are many good and kind people in our lives. I am so often touched by others—strangers or friends, and am so thankful for their benevolent gestures. Frequently, I say a quick prayer for someone who has touched me by doing a something thoughtful or nice. People are so kind, and although I am sure they are appreciative of hearing a ‘thank you’ for something they have done, I say a quick prayer they receive something they need, something important to them. I have no idea if the prayer is answered right away, but I know God answers prayers, and my good wishes for them are brought about in a manner which they need.


Sometimes I wish I knew what occurs for these folks, mostly strangers I’ve prayed for. I would love to know how God answered the prayer sent up as a means of thanking the person who showed me a kindness. There is no question to my mind God answers my plea for the person. But sometimes, I would like knowing how it was answered.

But in truth I will never know the outcome. However, it never stops me from uttering a plea in their behalf, and believing God will honor that for them. It is just a means of acknowledging the kindness. I hope there are others who have sent up prayers in my behalf. And I have to believe that probably is so since I have many blessings in my life.

Thank You, God, for all You have given me and ‘mybellaviews.’