A political leader, summing up the brokenhearted of our time, talked about a “Humpty-Dumpty world.” The intriguing phrase takes us back to a childhood nursery rhyme:
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall;
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the
king’s men couldn’t put Humpty
Dumpty together again.
The message of that rhyme is true to life. Man is broken and needs to be put together again. The Creator of the universe cares about our situation and has taken steps to restore us to wholeness. He came into the world in the person of Jesus Christ, and He fashioned the church as His body so that the members should “care for one another” (1 Corinthians 12:25). Timothy demonstrated that kind of care for Paul, and for other believers (Philippians 2:18-22).
Caring is as basic as giving money to help destitute Christians or looking after aged parents; as simple as being patient and kind or visiting widows and orphans in distress; as obvious as paying a just wage to employees; or as unspectacular as giving a cup of cool water to someone who thirsts. That’s how our Savior would have us care for broken people in our Humpty-Dumpty world.
Are we letting Jesus care through us? – Haddon Robinson
A gentle word, a kindly deed
To help the ones who have a need,
A smile that Christ’s great love imparts –
Such caring stands to win their hearts. – Brandt
If you really care, you’ll want to share.
- June 18, Vol. 18, Our Daily Bread