Get Up - Up To Know Good on Wednesday

Get Up
Up To Know Good on Wednesday

July 26, 2006

Hand reaching down

At mile fifteen of the marathon, I stopped running and sat down on the edge of the road to stretch. Pain was shooting from my lower back through my right leg. As I tried to loosen my hamstring, someone stopped and said hello. I looked up and saw Christine, another runner I had met a few miles back. “How are you?” she asked. “How do I look?” I said pathetically, trying to evoke her sympathy. “You must be okay; you’re still smiling!” she told me. I started to laugh in spite of myself. I was okay! Then, Christine reached out her hand and helped me get up.

Do Good - Take time to notice people sitting on the edges of life. Ask them how they’re doing. If they’re ready, offer them a helping hand.

At the very end of the marathon Christine found me and we took a photo together. We didn’t stay in touch, but I will always appreciate her encouragement. She helped me get over my bad attitude by reflecting the joy I had in me. Thanks, Friend!

“But He [Jesus] took her by the hand and said, ‘My child, get up!’ Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up.” Luke 8:54-55. Read the amazing story.

Jesus, thank You for rescuing us - even from death - and giving us a helping hand up from our own defeated attitudes.

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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