THE LOST BROTHER
A little man was sitting on the side of a road, his feet bleeding and his skin parched from the sun. Too weak to move on the man just rolled up in a ball to stay warm from the cold.
A man with four children and his wife came riding down that road. He stopped, and went to the man. His wife and children came to help and they carried him to the car.
Took him to their home, washed him, fed him, and nursed him as though he were a brother. And when he was shaved and opened his eyes, they saw it was the wife‘s long lost brother.
God gave them the opportunity to save the life of her brother who was walking home from the war.
What a blessing for a small self–sacrifice of time, energy and money and personal space! What if they had dumped him at the mission? What if they had taken him to the hospital emergency room just to get rid of him and still be able to say they had helped. They would have helped, but she would never have known it was her long lost brother. By taking that dirty man into her home she found her brother.
God gives us many such trials and testings of our faith during a lifetime. Love seeks not its own good, but cares for the other.