What is your extra mile? In his book “Sit Walk Stand” Watchman Nee tells the story of a Christian farmer who, each evening went out and pumped water from the irrigation stream beside his rice field to water his crop. His non-Christian neighbour went out each evening afterwards and breached the wall between his field and the Christian’s so that the water drained into his own, lower, field. The Christian farmer asked his Christian brothers and sisters what he should do about it and although they came to no conclusions one of them mentioned that a Christian should probably do more to sort the situation. So for the next few nights, the Christian farmer pumped water for his neighbour’s field before his own. Such an act of love soon brought the neighbour to Jesus. What act of grace or mercy can you do this week, that shows the love of Jesus for your “neighbour”?
– Lynne James