神爱世人,甚至将他的独生子赐给他们,叫一切信他的,
不至灭亡,反得永生。(约3:16)

​【双语灵修】葛培理:看见需要(2017-10-21)

作者: 葛培理 来源:基督时报 蒙允转载2017年10月21日 20:52

看见需要 Can You See?

读经

“不可咒骂聋子,也不可将绊脚石放在瞎子面前,只要敬畏你的上帝。我是耶和华。”  利未记 19:14 

Do not insult the deaf or cause the blind to stumble. You must fear your God; I am the Lord.  L E V I T I C U S 1 9 : 1 4

默想 

停下来,听一听。上帝非常关心那些生活不方便的人。很多人都会惊奇,在旧约里,生活不方便的人常常得到尊重和照顾。上帝要他们活得有尊严,并得到大家的关心和服务。停下来,看一看。上帝亲自来帮助那些生活不方便的人。有人耳朵聋了,被人嘲笑,上帝来解决了。有人眼睛瞎了,被人欺负,上帝来解决了(参太9:29)。

耶稣说,我们若把好事做在最小的弟兄身上,就是做在他的身上(参太25:31)。这最小的,也是指因为生活不方便而得不到社会尊重的人。如果我们忽视、嘲弄、甚至欺负那些生活不方便的人,主耶稣是不会袖手旁观的。

Stop and hear this. The Lord cares deeply for those who have lost the most basic of human abilities. It surprises many people to hear that the Old Testament was ahead of its time in terms of promoting access and respect for those who were physically disadvantaged. The Lord elevates those with physical disabilities to a high status in society, and he calls others to serve them with honor.Stop and see this. The Lord himself came to the aid of those with physical limitations. If someone who is deaf is mocked, the Lord takes it personally—very personally. If someone who is blind is ridiculed, God says we are messing with him directly.

Jesus himself says that the way we treat people who are in disadvantaged situations is how we treat him (Matthew 25:31–46). He will not stand by idly as we mock, neglect, or create difficulties for those who are less fortunate physically.

祷告

主耶稣,你亲自治愈我们的眼睛和耳朵,让我关心那些生活不方便的人,荣耀你的名。阿们。

Lord Jesus, you came to heal eyes and ears. Help me to honor you by honoring those you deeply care about. Amen.

行动

你去学习手语或盲文,关心那些因为耳朵聋、眼睛瞎而生活不方便的人。

Sign up for an introductory course that teaches sign language or braille so that you can better empathize with someone who is deaf or blind.


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