Helping Each Other Get Home

Yesterday, I helped a 2-year-old boy who was lost & frightened. He was shaking, with tears in his eyes, but he wasn’t making a sound. I had my own plans, & I almost missed him.

I asked, “Are you lost?” He reached out his arms, so I picked him up. I asked him a few more questions, but he didn’t answer. He just squeezed me more tightly. I repeated, “Everything is OK. I’m going to help you. You’re not alone.”

It took us about 5-minutes to find his Dad. By the time we did, the boy was gripping me so tightly, we had a hard time detaching him.

The experience reminded me of this:

  • There are people everywhere who need love. Don’t be too focused on your own mission to see them.
  • Sometimes, the people who need the most love don’t ask & never make a sound. Look for them. Convince them they are not alone.
  • We all have moments where we lose sight of our Dad. The greatest gift we can give is to help each other get home.