Just Because…Just For You!

The other day, my son had a terrible fall on his skateboard! Fingers, wrists, knees, elbows, his chest and belly – all scratched and bleeding – he was really messed up! Well, he had already told the neighbor – Ms. Mary – that he would mow her yard the next day. Well, I knew that my son was in no shape to mow the grass. So Just Because I am a great dad and love my son I told him that I would mow for him. He bought me a coffee from my favorite coffee establishment to say THANK YOU!

Now as I am mowing, I decided that I should edge and trim the driveway and side walks. Just Because

That turned into weed eating her flower bed. And these weren’t just easy weeds, these were those weeds that are like leafy cactus. Yep, right through the gloves. I eventually went and got a pair of pliers to pull them out of the flower bed. Just BecauseLactuca_serriola_leaf2_(14446007100)[1]

That turned into, mowing the weeds behind the garage, Just Because

Well then I had to blow the leaves, the sticks, the thatch, and the trash our off the curbs and down the drains, Just Because

And then, and then, and then – all – Just Because

This got me to thinking about the phrase – Just Because

IT truly wasn’t Just Because! I wanted to help my son.

I wanted to bless Ms. Mary. I wanted to be a blessing. But why? Just Because?

Now there was another reason. A reason that passes all the above tests. A reason that goes beyond that fact that I really wanted to work and see something happen with my hands and heart. I just couldn’t come up with that reason. But then I found it in the Bible…

John 4:42, “Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not just because of what you told us, but because we have heard him ourselves. Now we know that he is indeed the Savior of the world.

The power in this story is not just that Jesus told the Samaritan Woman (by the way – Jews were not supposed to hang with Samaritans) everything she ever did, plus talked to her about her relationships, though that is powerful. The powerful part of this story is not even that the woman went back and told all of her townspeople about this man named Jesus. The powerful part of this story is that the people, upon hearing about this man named Jesus, they went to hear Jesus for themselves.

The townspeople’ Just Because changed their lives for all of eternity, plus the whole town met Jesus!

The woman’s Just Because, was simply because her life was fleshed out and she was made new, she had to go tell everyone.

Jesus’ Just Because, was because He loves people, even the ones that He isn’t supposed to hang with.

God’s Just Because, is found in 1 Tim. 2:3 & 4, “3…God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.”

Remember, His Just Because is Just For You!