With all the bad news stories popping up every day and all of the bad things people are doing, you may briefly think that there are no good people left in the world. It's natural. We tend to let our anger and frustration briefly blind us to the fact that THERE ARE GOOD PEOPLE EVERYWHERE. When this happens, God will always put something and someone in your life when you least expect it, and there is nothing more like seeing good deeds that people do to you to open your eyes to see there is still good in this world!
A very unusual thing happened to me today. First, I will say that I ran out of gas on my way home from church today. In all the twelve years I've owned my vehicle, I have never ran out of gas. My vehicle and I are virtually one! I know every noise it's supposed to make, I know how it drives, and I know when it's fixing to run out of gas. Or, at least I thought I did. I have made it to gas stations with the gas gauge a hair below the E. Today, however, I left church with the gauge slightly over E and thought I would make it to the gas station. Two minutes later I ran out of gas, the engine shut off, and I got stranded on the side of the road. I thought I was in big trouble because I was in an area with very weak or nonexistent cell phone coverage. I then would have had to walk in 90 degree plus heat through a bad neighborhood to the nearest gas station, which was NOT close. A couple of minutes later, a good samaritan pulled up and offered to tow me to the gas station. I gladly accepted with tons of gratefulness. He was a Christian.
A few days ago, I was getting into a mindset that people don't care about each other anymore because of all the bad things I read about and see. God corrected me and got me out of that mindset today. The bad news stories that are out seemingly all the time paint a bleak picture of what evil there is in the world today. But, God reminds us that evil will never prevail. There will always be kind, caring people in this world, like the good samaritan that towed me to the gas station, who are part of that reminder. Don't give up hope!
7 months ago