A cup of cold water

We have so much road construction going on in our area.  It seems everywhere we go there is a delay.  Recently while returning home I was caught in a line of traffic.  It was the middle of the day with temperatures in the mid-90s.  The gentleman holding the stop sign was an older man.  I couldn’t help but think of how long the day must be to stand there for hours switching the sign from stop to slow to stop.

As I sat there waiting to proceed I noticed a truck coming from the opposite direction.  The driver had pulled out of a convenience store parking lot just ahead and proceeded in the opposite lane.  As he neared the sign holder he slowed and rolled his window down.  I thought maybe he was going to ask for directions.  But no, he held out his hand with a soft drink to give to the older man.  I could tell by the older man’s reaction that he was surprised and happy to receive the drink.

It made me feel good to see this.  My first thought was “there are still good people in this world.”

But it also made me feel guilty to know how many times each day we have opportunities to do good only to let them slip by unnoticed.

Galatians 6:10 – as we have opportunity let us do good to all…

Hebrews 6:10 – For GOD is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have done…

Matthew 10:42 – …only a cup of cold water…

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