Friday 21st October 2022 Devotion
Scripture:- Luke 10:25-37
Topic:- Always Do Little Things You Can Do To Change People’s Lives.
I noticed we had grass growing rapidly inside my compound, so, I and my children decided to get rid of them.
I asked around and found someone who would do it.
Brought him to the compound, and showed him around, so he said he’d clear it for N3K, but we can also negotiate.
Inside me, I was surprised because the work was too big for that amount.
So, I told him we would give him N5K instead.
Men, the dude was overjoyed.
He ran off to get his working tools, got back, and was almost starting off.
I asked him to halt, and confirmed if he had something to eat.
He said, No.
That he hasn’t even eaten since the evening before.
I quickly prepared tea, bread, and fried eggs for him.
Chai! Tears commot for the guy eye when I give am.
He finished eating, picked up his tools, and worked enthusiastically with all his heart.
At intervals, I’ll stop what I was doing inside to check on him.
Sometimes, chat and laugh with him. [Dude was a real jolly fellow eh, lol].
So, he rounded up for that day and said he’d be coming around the next day to pack the dead grass.
I gave him the N5K.
He was really excited. I told him to take my contact so he could reach me before coming the next day.
He said he would have loved to, but he doesn’t have a phone.
Said he sold it 2 weeks back, so he could eat. All he had left was his SIM.
I felt his pain, but I remembered I had an Itel phone I wasn’t using, so I gave it to him+N500 for a recharge card.
Tears just rolled from the guy’s eyes instantly.
And he said, one of the most deepest “God Bless You”, I’ve ever gotten in my life.
So, he left excitedly.
And, for me, I slept like a baby that night.
Dude came the next day and continued the remaining task with so much passion.
I could literally see it all over him.
I shared the Rice I had left with him for breakfast, and by 12 noon, he was done with the whole task.
He thanked me endlessly and left.
All these happened last week: Wednesday and Thursday.
Now, I got a call very early today from him, and he gave me great news.
He said his former Oga that relocated from Warri to Abuja, reached him on phone, the same yesterday.
Immediately he inserted his SIM into the phone I gave him.
And that his Oga told him he’s been trying hard to reach him for weeks to no avail.
The Oga finally asked and sent him N100k this morning.
Chai! Me sef come happy pass the guy sef.
He ended the call with these words.
“Mama, if to say I no meet you, naso this one for taking pass me oh.”
Tears just drop from my eyes, as well.
Why my long boring Story?
Always do little things you can do, to change people’s lives. It might be little to you, but that might be the answer to their long-standing heart desires.
These bits of kindness may not come in monetary forms:
You can tell people kind words.
Give them a bit of your time.
Hear them out.
Give them warm hugs.
Never despise or look down on them.
Applaud them when they carry out duties for you.
Make them feel like the humans that they really are.
And, you might just be saving a life in the process.
Be kind to people.
Do your best to make them smile.
You are created by God to make things happen in the best and most appreciated way.
Oh Lord God, help me to impact lives positively henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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