Day 10 – 23 Days of Thanksgiving – Do Something


I’ve heard the argument many times, “How can God let these terrible things happen?” You may question why there are so many homeless, or sick, or impoverished, or enslaved or whatever. People shout at God in anger wondering, “God why don’t you do something.” What if he already did? What if you are his solution?

This song, Do Something by Matthew West seems to find me over and over again as I’m wondering many of the same things or I’m wondering what God’s purpose in my life is. What if God created us to help the homeless, even just one. What if our purpose in life is to give comfort to the sick or perhaps just to smile at someone who is severely depressed. Something so small, just doing something like that could change that person’s life. It could save his life, it could lead him to Christ.

What if God created us to just do something? What if God created us, not to just go to church and fellowship with other Christians, but to go out into our community and be the salt and light, to be that city on a hill? What if we are to change the world? Can we do that standing still?

What if you and only you were created to touch someone today. Did you pass by, waiting for someone else to do something?

This time of year we tend to be very reflective and thankful. We do a great job of giving thanks and letting everyone around us know how thankful we are…just follow social media over the next two weeks and you’ll see a plethora of “thankful” posts. Nothing wrong with this at all. But can we do something? Can we do something to make someone else’s holiday a little more special? What about that widow down the road who will be spending Thanksgiving alone? Can we invite them to dinner with us? That may be all it takes to give them hope.

I asked a lot of questions in this post, all of them I need to answer myself because I often find myself very convicted by this song. I do know this. It’s not always the big things that matter or that make a big difference in the world. It could be as simple as a prayer in an empty room, or a friendly hello to a stranger walking down the road. A simple cup of coffee could make all the difference to someone today. It’s often those little things that will change the world.

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