Jean Wilson has ordered pizza from the same Domino’s every day for the last three years! That’s a serious love of pizza! When Susan Guy, a delivery driver for Domino’s, came into work on Monday her boss mentioned that Jean had not called in three days.
Guy was so concerned that she insisted on going to check on the woman. When no one came to the door, Guy checked with a neighbor about having seen Wilson then called 911.
The police who responded broke the door down and found Wilson on the floor. She had fallen Saturday and couldn’t get to a phone to call for help. Investigators said it’s possible that her pizza-heavy diet may have saved her life. Late Monday evening, Wilson was listed in non-critical condition at a hospital.
That’s a pretty cool story with a happy ending. But you don’t have to deliver pizza to care. Paying attention to others is part of what God calls us to do as members of His kingdom family.
Does your life in Christ give you strength? Does his love comfort you? Do we share together in the spirit? Do you have mercy and kindness? If so, make me very happy by having the same thoughts, sharing the same love, and having one mind and purpose. When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves. Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others. ~ Philippians 2:1-4 (New Century Version)
So how can we demonstrate our concern and compassion? In more ways than you might imagine! The key is to first want to care for others the way that God cares for us. Then ask God to make you more sensitive to those around you and how you can speak into their lives to encourage them.
God can do amazing things through us when we simply make ourselves available!