Monday, August 10, 2015

Just a grain...of grace

"Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit."
John 12:24
The grain of wheat gives itself fully to be made into bread and thus, be nourishment for our bodies. Jesus, our Bread of Life, gave himself fully, his very life, to give us a life worth living.  In what ways can we die to ourselves, this summer Monday, to enhance the lives of others? Can we make an effort, all day, to put others first? Can we help someone in need, visit someone who may be lonely? Could we even just greet a stranger we pass by on the way into the store? How can we let go of our own little comfort to share with someone else this day?  Dying to self sounds so hard; reserved for saints and martyrs. But it needn't be.  It can be as close as lending a hand to someone who needs one today.  The grain of wheat itself is a very small entity and yet it can feed and nourish us.  A seemingly small effort on our part can go a long way to bearing much fruit!  Love, heidi


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