“Then will the eyes of the blind be opened, the ears of the deaf be cleared.” Isaiah 35:5.
Have your eyes ever been blinded, not necessarily from being able to see something physically real, but emotionally real? Have you ever suffered from a lack of being able to hear someone, not necessarily with your ears, but with a deeper sense of understanding and compassion? Being able to see and hear must be done with more than our eyes and ears, but with our hearts, as well.
When we know someone is in need, do we take time to notice that person’s lack, whatever it might be, and do all we can to alleviate their pain? If we are Christians following Christ’s lead, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we will find it is our mission to become their presence with everyone we encounter daily. We will see and believe that we care about their pain and fulfill their needs in any way we can, which is the mission that has been given to us by Christ Himself.
What can you do today to be available to someone in need? Will you have to put down a busy project, which can be difficult at this very pressing time of year? Will you have to say no to buying something extra for yourself or your home so that you can give that money to a church project, the food shelf or another important endeavor? Whatever it might be, making those choices demonstrates our desire to be the hands and feet of Christ exactly where we are today.
Kate Walsh Soucheray is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stillwater. She works at Christian Heart Counseling at 275 Third St. South and can be reached at email@example.com or 651-439-2059 extension 718.