After taking my dog out this morning, I noticed a couple of my new plants looked wilted. It caused me concern, being the other plants around them were standing tall as if nothing was wrong. I immediately stopped what I was doing, turned on the water, and showered them, hoping they would stand tall again. That’s just a plant, what do you do when you see someone looking like a wilted plant? My first instinct is to try and console them and maybe help them carry their burden, but more often than not, they will say all is well. It’s important to make an effort. We don’t know what might be on their plate, or the load they are bearing, but just offering some help might be just the encouragement they need to continue on. When Jesus went throughout all of Galilee, He healed every disease and affliction among the people. He didn’t leave them to deal with their issues by themselves, He offered healing and hope. We may not be able to heal them, but we can offer hope.
And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. Matthew 4:23