Do What You Can

Have you ever “dined out” when you were “dining in?” We went to the Bluff yesterday to do a little shopping and wanted to “eat out.” Who knew it would be so difficult to find an open fast food restaurant? Most places only have the drive through open (The cars parked at the door – they’re the employees’ cars – now we know!) Finally, we saw that “Steak N Shake” was open, and this is where our adventure began. They were doing everything they could to keep the employees and the guests safe. No more sitting down and having the waitress bring you the menu. No, we had to go to the register, were handed a “take-out menu” (that they threw away after we touched it), and we paid for our meal first. Every other table had a huge “X” on it. We were definitely six feet away from anyone else. Our assigned table was by the door. The “masked waitress” brought our drinks in styrofoam cups with straws, and our meal was delivered in a “to go bag.” There were no plates, no silverware, no glasses, and no ketchup bottles (We got those lovely little bitty packages). Now, some might say that they went “overboard” with things, but I appreciated and applauded their efforts. We definitely walked out feeling that they had done all they could to keep us (and them) “safe.”

In Mark 14:3-9, we read of an incident that happened to Jesus when He was in Bethany, visiting in the house of Simon, the leper. A woman (from John 12:3, we learn that it was Mary), came in with an alabaster box full of expensive ointment. (Alabaster is a type of marble that is made in that part of the world.) Mary broke the seal and poured the ointment on Jesus’ head. Some that were there got angry and felt that she wasted that precious ointment. “It might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor” (Mark 14:5) But Jesus told them to leave her alone for “Me ye have not always. She hath done what she could; she is come aforehand to annoint my body to the burying. Verily I saw unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her” (Mark 14:7b-9)

She hath done what she could – could that be said of you? Are you doing all you can for the Lord? Are you “praying one for another?” (James 5:16) Are you “by love serving one another?” (Galatians 5:13) Are you “doing good to all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith?” (Ephesians 6:10) Friends, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord.” (Colossians 3:17) We must “do what we can, while we can.” Simply blessed, Courtney

1 thought on “Do What You Can

  1. AMEN!!

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