Barb is the first on the scene in any crisis
Reference: Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2 NIV)
Explore: When I was totally overwhelmed, Barb came to the rescue!
Do you have a Barb in your world? I hope you do. Barb is the person who is caring and giving and is first on the scene in any crisis.
I’ve only known my Barb for a short time. She’s my small group leader who always opens her home to groups and events, with a full banquet of delicious delicacies to match.
When my foster daughter had a baby two weeks early, all my family were away. Barb was the first on the door step with a meal or 3. She was a saving grace in a time of craziness.
While I am SO appreciative of those helpful meals, I am even more grateful for the lesson Barb taught me. By experiencing Barb’s generosity, I have been encouraged to do the same for others. Whether it’s a meal, helping someone move or babysitting the kids, my hope is that I can be a Barb for someone else.
Application: In Galatians, the Apostle Paul encourages us to carry each other’s burdens. To be a Barb you don’t need to change your name, you just need to act when you see someone in need.
We all appreciate the help when times get tough, so let’s be on the front foot to do the same for others.
Prayer: Lord, why is it that we hesitate to help others? Help us to not just see the need but to stretch out our hand to help. Amen.
Who can you be a Barb to today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.