Did I really expect to find a quote from Tom Sawyer? Maybe I did. And I had another one underlined, but this one struck me more than the other. Maybe I’ll post the second quote later this week, but I want you to take a look at this for a quick second.
“…whether he was good, bad, or indifferent, he was the Lord’s, and nothing of the Lord’s was a thing to be neglected.” – Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
This can be found nearing the very end of the story. The adventures are mostly done, but one little boy named Huck Finn is left to go on his lonesome way. A lady of the town takes pity on this outcast and sets it in her heart to raise him as her own. Grant it, he didn’t find that too pleasurable!
But, looking at this in a different light than Huck’s, isn’t it true? It doesn’t matter if it’s a person, animal, or even a blade of grass. God loves what He has made. Have you ever heard of an artist who painstakingly created a masterpiece solely for the purpose of wanting it to go to waste? I am not thinking so! When we see a person on the street or some sort of outcast, shouldn’t we see them through God’s eyes of love? And act accordingly. I mean, what dumb type of love and compassion doesn’t act!? That poor puppy you saw on the street, whatcha gonna do about it? The homeless man who sits underneath a shaded patch of public lawn, who else on this earth could be his friend?
As my eyes glanced over this quote, these were just some things I thought of. God made it. He loves it. He cares for it. No matter the situation, shouldn’t we love and care for it too?