The dew of the Lord falls gently. The word “distill” speaks of flowing gently. The Lord Jesus Christ will not break nor crush a bruised reed (Matt. 12:20). Many in today’s society have suffered bruises or abuse. People who deal gently with them can minister to them.
One lost her baby boy because of abuse. She still feels the bruises. When people show they care, they can minister to her. “You’ll get over it; be strong,” does not help her, nor does she want other’s pity.
Oh, that I had never met his father, she wishes. “Why didn’t I run away from him?
If someone says, “Why did you do such a thing?” she clams up. She shrinks from gossips who condemn her and spread her story.
However, if she meets a person who reaches out to her, she will open up. She knows she can trust that one.
Let us follow the Lord’s example, and not crush these bruised reeds. He wants us to lift up these broken vessels.
Prayer: Oh Lord, help me display the dew of gentleness to hurting souls. Give me wisdom in showing them I care for them. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
In Lynn’s book Our Lifeship, she speaks of some who displayed gentleness. www.writingfrommyheart.com. PayPal.