How Do You Feel?
Today’s tip: “People will forget what you say, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.”
Some people you just feel better being around. They seem to bring out the best in you. I would like to honor some of them in this writing. In doing so, I want to honor Brother Paul’s memory, and Jesus’ heart for a lost and fractured world.
Right now, I have two piano students. One is an older man. I enjoy just hanging out with him and sharing spritual things with him. He is a unique learner, like me, and a good worker. He helps me think on my feet, be flexible, and keep seeking the Lord for wisdom. All this is good. The other one is a fourth grader who is super sharp, very sweet and respectful, and open to talk about Jesus. She became a Christian about a year ago at camp. I just sense Jesus all over this girl.
She makes me want to be kinder, gentler, more positive, and more focused.
Family is also a blessing to me. Because of Jesus’ love in my wife’s heart, she loves me unconditionally. As such, she is very supportive of me in my struggles to remember things. I l literally may forget what she says, but I will never forget how she makes me feel – loved and secure.
Finally, I want to honor Brother Paul, who loved with all his heart, with the love of Jesus. Jesus’ love just poured out of the man. What made this possible? It was the love of Jesus, and His gift of eternal life to Brother Paul and to all believers. Brother Paul loved others and preached the gospel. The gospel makes it possible for us to be a part of the kingdom of God and of His family. The gospel is Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Do you know Jesus? Have you asked Him to forgive you of your sins? and have you turned from your sins? Have you turned to Jesus, and asked Him to save you? Jesus makes the difference in my life. Jesus made the difference in Brother Paul’s life. And Jesus can make the difference in your life too.
“For God so loved the world, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
Lord, help us to be kind to others we meet. We are Your representatives, your ambassadors to the world around us. Please help us to share Your love with people along our path, so they can see Jesus in us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.