The light within us: Everyone is important to God – Lifestyle – The Daily Telegram – Adrian, MI

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From Don Kleinsmith


Everyone is important to God. And that includes the little hummingbird.

It leaves its home in Michigan for the winter on a 2,000-mile flight (and much of it over water) to Central America, then returns to the same backyard in Michigan next summer. What wonderful care and guidance from God!

Christ Jesus revealed God’s love for all many times, one of whom was the parable of the Good Samaritan.

The Samaritan was the only one – among other travelers – who stopped, rescued, and looked after a seriously injured traveler (see Luke 10: 30-36).

I can remember many incidents where my friends – and others reported in the media – expressed God’s love for people, animals and birds.

Christ Jesus further explains God’s care for all with the parable of the lost sheep.

He said to the skeptical assembly: “Which man of you, who has a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost until he finds it?

“And when he has found it, he puts it on his shoulders and is happy.

“And when he comes home, he calls his friends and neighbors together and says to them: Rejoice with me; for I have found my lost sheep.” (Luke 15: 4-6).

I believe this lesson is an example for us today to help others who need someone in their life.

Can we reach out to that lonely person or that “lost sheep” that is so important to God?

Don Kleinsmith is a member of the Christian Scientific Church in Adrian. He can be reached at [email protected] or 517-263-6357.