Recent wild fires have created havoc in the Northwest. Lives have been lost—both human and animals. Homes, businesses and forests are gone. It will take decades for trees to replenish the forest and a lot of sweat and tears for families to restore their lives and homes.
The song “Pass it On” tells of a different kind of fire:
It only takes a spark to get a fire going.
And soon all those around can warm up in its glowing.
That’s how it is with God’s love, once you’ve experienced it
You spread his love to ev’ryone you want to pass it on. [Song by Kurt Kaiser]
We can begin to change the world by “setting a fire” in own homes and neighborhoods to share God’s love. Actions and well-placed words can create a positive spark and ignite curiosity and give hope to someone who could use a spiritual boost. Something as simple as when leaving for church and you see a neighbor gathering the Sunday paper, don’t be afraid to announce, “We’re off to church. Have a good day.” Or, as someone leaves your home, offer a quick prayer to show God’s love, “Lord, watch over _________ as she/he returns home.”
Lord, help us want to pass on your love to others. Amen.