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Extend your helping hands!

He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. Proverbs 19 : 17

Good morning, friends.

It was Christmas Eve. A small girl came to a jeweler’s shop. She pointed to a fine necklace displayed in the shelf and said that she wanted to buy it. The jeweler asked whether she had the money to pay for it. “Yes, I have,” she said, laying a packet of small coins on his table. He noticed that it amounted to only about ten rupees whereas the necklace was valued at thirty thousand rupees. Out of curiosity, he asked her why she wanted the necklace. She told him that she wanted to give it as a Christmas gift to her loving sister, who is looking after her after the death of their parents. The coins were from her piggy bank, her collection since last Christmas. She had been watching this necklace in the showroom for several days and was eagerly awaiting Christmas to purchase and present it to her sister.

He was deeply moved by the admirable affection of the innocent infant. He readily packed the necklace and gave it to her in exchange for her coins. She jumped with joy and ran home. She presented the gift to her sister. The elder sister assumed that the girl had stolen the necklace and scolded her. She dragged the girl to the shop and asked whether the article was stolen from there. The jeweler told her that he had sold it to the girl and that she had made full payment for it. No wonder, Jesus was born in all the three, the loving girl, the merciful jeweler and the truthful sister.

The merciful jeweler attracts me a lot. Expecting nothing in return, but giving away a high valuable thing is of course very rare now-a-days!!! We are very close to the festival season once again, because of our God's grace. Just turn back and see! We've crossed almost 9 complete months of this year. We heard about lots of accidents, deadly diseases, thefts, murders, etc,... But by His persistent care, we still have breath in our nostrils. Don't you think we've to thank Him for what He has done so far? The churches we see, the schools and hospitals we have now are nothing but the sacrifices of the foreign missionaries and their beloveds. It's also the time for us to extend His love to others. Friends, apart from your routine shopping, treats at big hotels, you can also plan for helping people. The helping hands and the praying lips together can help the needy. Let us extend our kindness in the coming months. Remember God blesses us so that we can be a blessing to others.


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