On May 2, 1962, a dramatic advertisement appeared in the San Francisco Examiner: “I don’t want my husband to die in the gas chamber for a crime he did not commit. I will therefore offer my services for 10 years as a cook, maid or housekeeper to any leading attorney who will defend him and bring about his vindication.” One of San Francisco’s greatest attorneys heard about the ad and contacted the woman who had placed it. Her husband was about to be tried for the slaying of an elderly antique dealer. The jury, after 11 hours, found Kidd to be not guilty. Attorney Hallinan refused Gladys Kidd’s offer of 10 years’ servitude.
Our assignment as God’s children is to demonstrate His compassion to others. God has given you gifts not only for your benefit, but to benefit others. If you’re not already, get involved in your community. Offer your knowledge, money or just a helping hand in order to make a difference for eternity. (Turning Point Daily Devotional, 8-13-04)
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