Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I cannot...

I cannot hit a major league fastball out of any park in the country.
But I can love the people in the seats around me.

I cannot write an award winning novel.
But I can immerse myself in the beauty of the written word.

I cannot sing a recognizable note of music.
But I can close my eyes and drift through the endless melodies.

I cannot speak to untold thousands and teach them God's truths.
But I can go next door and tell my neighbor.

I cannot fix all that is broken in our world of pain.
But I can give a cup of cold water to "the least of these" and feed a hungry child.

I cannot keep winter from coming.
But I can put a coat on a child that does not have one.

I cannot erase one traffic jam.
But I can allow the man in the disappearing lane to enter mine.

I cannot cure a disease.
But I can pray with someone who is hurting and sick.

I cannot destroy hate.
But I can live love.

"Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God's law.  This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out.  Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.  The night is almost gone, the day of salvation will soon be here.  So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living.  Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see.  Don't participate in the darkness of wild parties and drunkenness, or in sexual promiscuity and immoral living, or in quarreling and jealousy.  Instead, clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.  And don't let yourself think about was to indulge your evil desires." 
Romans 13: 10-14