“But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion.” Luke 10:33 NKJV
There is something about bumping into a stranger or someone on the street that annoys us. But during 2020 I think most of us would be okay with once again being able to bump into one another. Though the world has told us certain people are essential, God shows us that all people are essential. That all people matter, whether we know them or not is irrelevant, everyone has importance. It’s time that we realize their importance, you don’t know them, you don’t know their story, nor do you want to know their story. But maybe just maybe 2020 has taught us to stop and hear their story, to stop and have compassion. Maybe 2020 was meant to bring us back to reality and remind us that we have been acting far too much like the priest and the Levite in Luke chapter 10, and far less like the Good Samaritan. The Samaritan simply took time to stop, have compassion, tend to the man’s needs, make sure he was taken care of and he moved on. We are too quick to go from stopping to moving on without having compassion or taking care of someone’s needs. Let 2021 be a year that we stop and take care of others, show them that they do matter, show them the love of Jesus.