13th Jan 2021
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,(A) 25 not giving up meeting together,(B) as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another(C)—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.(D
Hebrews 10:24-25 (NIV)
This whole pandemic period of quarantining and social distancing has literally been one where we have been encouraged to give up the habit of meeting together. This is for our own safety and the safety of those around us ofcourse. Thankfully with the latest technology, we can still reach out to encourage one another. As St Thomas, we have done this through our Labour camp ministry. This is important because Christianity is about fellowship and there are many more opportunities around us to do so. Good deeds are not necessarily big deeds. Begin from where you are with what you have. Think back over the past week. Have there been situations where you could have encouraged love and good deeds? If you were a recipient instead, did you show gratitude? Your gratitude instead would motivate the giver to continue in their acts of love and good deeds.
Dear Father in heaven, open my eyes to opportunities to show love and perform good deeds. Fill my mouth with words, and guide my actions to motivate those around me to do the same, that we may reflect the qualities of Christ for Your glory.