(white people) standing on the side of their usually quiet road. People came out of houses built on the side of the hill we never even would have noticed had we not been standing on the road.
The driver finally comes back with a few men and a tire iron. I am amazed as more men passing by join in as they all struggle to lift the van, by hand, up onto rocks taken from the side of the road. I am grateful to have heard the song they sang and their laughs as they worked hard to lift this van without a care in the world. I am also amazed at how quick the driver was able to go to a nearby town
to find total strangers to help change a tire. So even though our trip took over 5 hours I felt so blessed to have the opportunity to witness such compassion and togetherness that we never get to see in America. We always seem too busy to help or only help when it is convenient for us. Jesus’ example teaches us that we need to help one another, any time of any day. He always stopped to help others, even when he had other things to do. I want to take this story back to
the U.S. with me and always remember that people and our relationships on earth are most important, so we need to take time out of our lives to help people who are in need. I want to stop long enough to look around. I want to look for a need, not just wait until I am asked. I want to be used by God every day in everything I do!