A policeman noticed an old woman picking up something off the street. Thinking that the object might be something of value, and wondering what the woman was really doing, the policeman walked up to her and asked her what she was doing. In the old woman’s apron were small pieces of glass. She said she had seen little children playing and thought they might cut their feet, and she wanted to do something to help.
There are two things this story brings to my mind. First, it is the little things that we can do that can make a difference – both physically and spiritually. It was but a small thing to stop and bend over and pickup a few pieces of glass – but this small action may have prevented a severe cut of a child. She was looking for a good deed to perform. Sometimes it is only a kind word, or a simple gesture of love, that can make a difference in the life of another, or to keep them from harm. At times we over look the small things we can do that can make a difference. “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you he shall in no wise lose his reward” (Mt. 10:42). Of Jesus it is said that He “went about doing good” (Acts 10:38). We can and should do the same.
Secondly, this elderly lady did this good deed without any desire of fanfare. Many are not willing to do a good deed unless someone is watching, or unless they have opportunity to tell others what a great thing they have done. Some throw their arms out of socket patting themselves on their back. Jesus said, “Take heed that ye do not your righteousness before men, to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father who is in heaven” (Mt. 6:1).
Think About It!
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