Now There is a Reason

I am learning the matter of taking care of people.

Both Emma and I agree that when we first entered into college we weren’t that lucky as those freshmen who now have many people welcoming them. We were the kids that nobody wants. However, this emphasized how much Peggy and Tina have taken care of us; we were just foreigners who did’t speak English, we weren’t fun to hang out with, and we weren’t beautiful at all. However, as Luke 14:12-14 says, “And [Jesus] said also to the one who had invited Him, when you make a morning meal or a dinner, do not call your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and it becomes a repayment to you. But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they do not have anything with which to repay you; for it will be repaid to you in the resurrection of the righteous.” That is what they truly did to me. They saw me when I was nobody; they still took care of me when I can do nothing for them; they loved me when I was the least but it was the time I needed it the most.

I don’t even know if I can do this to others as much as they did it to me. However, I am learning the same way to pour out without any return expected, for I do all these for God. John 21:15, “… and [Peter] said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You. [Jesus] said to him, Feed My lambs, … Shepherd My sheep.” I do all I can do, to pay it forward, to pass on their care, and to take care of God’s people. I believe it is very sweet to do so. I put few of them on my heart now and I pray for them. Even though we do not ask for repayment in a visible form, for all these care and support are actually mutual; you receive when you give, you are sustained when you give support.