saying, "I am grateful to God for ..."
Walking through the airport to her boarding gate, the blond woman noticed a blind man faltering at the side of those who were walking quickly by him without notice or care. It was blatantly obvious to her that he was struggling and yet no one was slowing down to assist him. 'Doesn't anyone care anymore?!?' she wondered to herself as she strategically moved against the grain of fast-walking traffic to get to him.
As she neared him it was clear to her that he was looking for the bathroom, which was not that far away. As she spoke kindly to the blind man the gratitude in his face shone out to her like a beacon of Christ's light. She helped him to the men's room entrance. He said his thanks and was gone. 'Doesn't anyone care? What is happening to all of us that we all cannot notice a blind man struggling for help?' she considered.
This woman was simply doing her duty out of gratitude for what Jesus has done for her. He has done it for us! Jesus has given His all for each one of us and for this our kindness to others can be our priority. Gratitude motivates us to offer our help because we care. Jesus helps us to understand that our common human bonds are not our successes--- our bonds are our suffering, struggles, and sadness. We help because we have been helped so graciously by Christ.
Gratitude makes us notice others and not just walk quickly by one needing help. Build up your gratitude through our worship message today and allow kindness to flow out of you to others as you are in Christ's service 24/7. Gratitude helps us to be kinder.
New Holy Communion Service -- Receive Christ's Blessings
take at least weekly
Take to Holy Communion now at AlphaChurch. Bring something with you to the Holy Communion service which can be used for Communion elements: a small glass of water and a piece of bread; an amount of soda and a piece of tortilla; or some grape juice and a cracker. Your combination of elements is what is available to you right now. Get them now and then begin the NEW service of Holy Communion. Christ will sanctify the elements you bring with you during the service. Christ is the Host. In His sanctifying love, we are strengthened by the Holy Spirit for healing, hope, and holiness.
Alpha Church is an online church with visual worship. After worship take holy communion where Christ is the host; bring with you a small amount of something to eat and a little to drink and Christ will sanctify these. Be sure and watch the short videos that are offered at Alpha Church which are Bible based. Be encouraged through your prayers to move in closer to Jesus through online church learning, prayer, and holy communion with Jesus. If you are on a mobile phone then click on the mobile link to the left, which is on the menu.