There’s an old Chinese proverb that says: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”
If you’ve ever come to the aid of someone in need you know the truth in that statement. There’s something about being there for a person that gives us a sense of fulfillment… a feeling of greater purpose. This shouldn’t be surprising if you are a Christ-follower. Scripture tells us in Acts 20:35 that “It is more blessed to give than to receive” In Proverbs 11:25 we read “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Loving others…serving them… is something that God Himself has instructed us to do. And when we stay obedient in this, the Bible tells us time and time again that we will be blessed.