#ElevatedFriday, August 25th, 2017
Some might have seen a story last month of Tim Tebow, now a minor league member of the New York Mets organization, pause his warm-up routine to high-five a young autistic boy named Seth Bosch who had desperately been trying to get his attention. While this is a great thing, some critics and pessimists responded that he likely only did it because the cameras were rolling. Fast forward to this week, and this young boy is back in the news with Tim Tebow. With no cameras, fanfare, or even social media posts himself, Tim went to visit Seth. The only reason it made news is because Seth’s mom posted about it, giving thanks to Jesus that Tim was selfless and humble enough to reach out and spend quality time with her son.
In Philippians, we called to “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Showing love to those less fortunate, going through a rough patch, or struggling with an affliction can make a tremendous difference in their life even if it seems mundane to us. Time spent showing love to others is time spent showing love to Jesus. Pray for an opportunity to arise today for you to show love to someone who needs it.
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.” – Philippians 2:3-11