I am going to share a wonderfully encouraging story about when humanity does the right thing. I just wish this was something I did not have to write about because to write about it means it is something that does not happen regularly anymore.
I spend a lot of time on the road going between doctor appointments, errands, and taking my Kiddo back and forth to work.
Yesterday afternoon as I was driving home there had been a drawbridge lift which stopped the flow of traffic. Once the traffic started moving again, I observed an older gentleman whose truck broke down and he was trying to push it off to the side of the road while the intense traffic continued to swerve around him.
As I realized what was happening I noticed there was a semi truck behind him and was concerned it could become a bad situation for this man. I became relieved when I realized the semi truck driver was not going to go around him. Instead, he used his truck as a shield to protect this gentleman as well as he helped this older man push his truck out of the road. I was awestruck because not only did the semi-truck driver offer his help but so did two other drivers. They went out of their way by pulling off the side of the road to purposely help this stranded man.
This touched my heart because you do not see this anymore. I spend so much time on the road with mean drivers that to see this random act of kindness brought a moment of peacefulness to my heart. God has a command for us to do this, but most people do not.
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 NIV
God wants us to treat others as we want to be treated. This was a beautiful example of this. Man helping man. Young men helping an older man. This was the true meaning of helping others.
I am going to present a challenge for you today to think about what you can do to help someone and brighten their day by a few kind words or a kind gesture.
Life is fragile and unpredictable and we never know when we could find ourselves in a position of needing someone to encourage us or even help us. Think about and watch for an opportunity to help someone else today.
Feel free to leave a comment below if you have a wonderful story where you witnessed a wonderful random act of kindness as well.