Don't I know someone else who can do that? Yes, sir.
Well and I had to get the memory verse ready for the children's sermon.
Do I think I am the only one who can do that? No, Sir.
And I had to be here to get everybody ready for the Fall Festival. (Or you can insert VBS, etc) As you know it is really important so we can get our friends and neighbors to come to church.
Did I know my neighbor was on their way to church when their car broke down? No Sir...sorry Sir...
I'll do better next time. Thank you, Sir.
You kids know that phone call wasn't really from God, but it reminds me of a story in the book of Luke about the Good Samaritan. Do you remember that story? A man had been robbed and beaten and left for dead on the side of the road. Two people passed him by without helping him; one was a priest (probably on his way to church, huh). Finally a Samaritan man came by and had pity on him, bandaged him, took him to an inn and even paid an innkeeper to take care of him. Jesus asked this question to those listening to this story, "Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?" Which one do you think?
Our verse today tells us what we should do: "Love your neighbor
Copyright 2010 Tanya Roberts