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Good People

Read Philippians 2:1-11

Is there any such thing as Christians cheering each other up? Do you love me enough to want to help me? Does it mean anything to you that we are brothers in the Lord, sharing the same Spirit? Are your hearts tender and sympathetic at all? Then make me truly happy by loving each other and agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, working together with one heart and mind and purpose. Philippians 2:1-2. (TLB)

Say "Thank you" to the Lord for being so good, for always being so loving and kind. Psalm 107:1 (TLB)

Sylvia Walker lives in New York. One day she was waiting at a bus stop when a blind man joined her. They immediately struck up a conversation - mainly about the bus service and how long they might have to wait. But they were enjoying each other's company.

Finally the bus arrived, and Sylvia guided him onto the bus. They paid their fares and sat down together. They continued their conversation, this time about life in general. But Sylvia was amazed when he said, "You know, Lady, God is a good God." For a moment Sylvia thought to herself, How can a man who has lost his sight say that God is good? Then he continued, "It was not until I lost my sight that I realized how many good people make up our world. I thank the Lord every day for those people."

Sylvia's encounter with this man taught her a lesson - that she should count her blessings, large or small, every day. God has promised never to leave us alone and to guide our path every step of our way. So now, whatever problem Sylvia faces, she is comforted by the fact that God and the good people of our world will see her through it.

So are you a "good" person looking for ways to help those around you? I hope so.

Prayer: God of all goodness, thank you for your grace and mercy each day of our lives. May we show our gratitude by offering acts of goodness and grace to those who pass our way, in Jesus' name. Amen.

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