Many times, I think we go through our days wrapped up in what we have to accomplish, getting tasks and errands done, working, and we’re not aware of how visible we are to others. We know other people are around us because we interact with them but we’re so focused on getting through our day, accomplishing our goals, we tend to lose sight of how they see us.
This was brought home to me at the recent Kenneth Copeland Believer’s Convention in Fort Worth.
I helped a friend who, as the result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident, was confined to a wheelchair. Thankfully, this is a temporary thing as his healing fully manifests. I knew his wife would be working for part of the convention and I offered to help him. I loaded and unloaded his chair from his car, wheeled him to the section reserved for those in wheelchairs and anywhere else he needed or wanted to go. When his family couldn’t be with him during services, I sat with him.
I saw this as me helping a friend. It’s what friends do. And it gave me the opportunity to be with him, to fellowship, to joke around. I know he’d do the same for me.
About half-way through the convention, one of the ministry staff people came up to me and said “You’re a good man.” I know I must have looked confused and startled. He said, “I’ve been watching you take care of your friend. You’re a good man.”
The Lord touched my heart that day. I wasn’t looking to be noticed by others. I was only looking to help my friend. But my behavior touched others I wasn’t even aware were watching and ministered to them.
“Be ye living epistles…” (2 Cor. 3:2,3)