During this time of year, we become aware that peace on earth and good will toward men and women will be found only through giving. Examine yourself and determine if you are truly giving.
A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of all his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest was going down the same road. When he saw the man, he passed on the other side of the road. Similarly, a Levite came to the place and saw him, again passing on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came to where the man was. When he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds. Then he put the man on his donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day, he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. “Look after him,” he said, “and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.” Which of these is giving and creating peace on earth?
Let’s put it in modern perspective. Standing by the side of the road is a woman wearing an old filthy dress and holding a screaming baby whose diaper desperately needs changing. Her husband is unshaven and wearing old overalls and a dirty white t-shirt. They are standing by an extremely old, beat up car that has broken down. Soon, a pastor drives by with his family, looks at the unsightly couple and does not stop thinking that it may not be safe for his family. A priest drives by next and does not consider stopping because he would be late for church. The head of the Rotary Club, who also serves on the school board, drives by and hopes that the authorities get these people off the road. Then an atheist used-car salesman comes by and picks them up, stops by a 7-11 and buys some diapers. He puts them up in a motel and lends them a car until the father can find work, and then puts him on an easy payment plan.
In biblical times, Samaritans were considered to be so unclean and ungodly that travelers would add several days to their journey because they had to walk around the whole country of Samaria. Yet in the Bible, the Good Samaritan is revered for his Godly service. God challenges us not to just attempt to be good — an attempt that is bound for some failure — but to give abundantly. To love your neighbor as much as you love yourself or your own family so that you may live and we can all find peace.
At this point, hopefully your eyes have been opened enough to see that under chiropractic care, immunity to disease is increased*, asthma and illness go away in children, severe pain disappears, energy comes back and all of it comes from the power of God within. You also have read of the extreme dangers and side effects of all drugs and surgery.
Knowing this, how many of you will see a child with asthma, a person with a limp, a sick baby, someone in pain, hear of someone who is suffering from diabetes or cancer, or find out about family members and co-workers taking drugs, yet walk right around them without telling them how God could improve and save lives through chiropractic?
God does not need people to give. However, people need to give.
Set up your FREE December adjustments to help you manage stress this holiday season.
PLEASE share some food and toys with us so we can help those in need in our community. Teenagers are often forgotten…gift cards work well for them.
Ask for the free appointments we are giving away to any friends, family, co-workers, etc. you refer in during the month of December and beginning of January.