I found this video from a friend of mine who posted it on her Facebook page. It is about a dog in Chile who found one of his friend got hit on a busy road and tried to save him.
Despite of the busy road, this dog kept trying to walk into the middle of the freeway to rescue another dog. The amazing thing about this whole story was that the dog was dragging the other dog not by its mouth but by its claw around his neck. Little by little, he dragged the other dog to the side of the road until some workers spotted them and rescued the injured dog.
If a dog can help another dog like that, how much more we, as a human, should do the same, or even better. After watching this video, I was reminded by this verse.
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” – Proverbs 18:24
I know it was hard sometimes to help others, especially when you were not in the position to help, but that’s actually when we can make a difference. When you are well off, perfectly healthy, and everything is good, you won’t have problems to help others. It is when the hardships come that we are reluctant to help others. I just want to encourage you to help others as much as you can. This piece of advice is for me too. I realized so many times in my life that I should help others, but I didn’t. Can you show yourself as a true friend who sticks closer than a brother?
To close, I hope this passage can remind you what love and compassions really are.
“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” – Romans 12:9-21