What's In A Few Words?
Have you ever received a few words from someone that caused you to simply feel better about what is going on in your life? Maybe it was a little note that someone took the time to write and send to you. Maybe it was even a word or two shared in person that someone shared at just the right time that truly made all the difference in the way in which you understood something. It is amazing how little it takes sometimes to simply change our whole outlook on whatever situation we find our-selves in. If we think about it, these little remarks are what we depend on to help us make it through life in some very real ways. As I reflect on such, it is what makes all the difference in our ability to cope in the bad times and the ability to rejoice in the good times. I know that such comments over my years in the ministry have made all the difference to me in so many ways.
So what am I saying with this article? Let me first say that I am not looking for comments. I am blessed to receive more than my share of good and helpful positive comments. But what I am suggesting is that each of us find a way to say encouraging words to those who need to hear them. Let us take the time to tell someone that we are thinking of them and that our thoughts of them are fueled by love.
Let me start it off by thanking all who have worked so hard to make what we are doing here in our ministries possible. Your work surely is a labor of love, and it is in love that I say, “Thank You” and I thank God for you.
Ok now it is your turn. I suggest everyone who reads this article take a moment to call or write a note to someone who may need to hear from you. Let them know you love them, that you care for them, and that you are thinking of them. Or pick up your phone and send a text to someone with a message of love. Just think how we will be living out our mission to Love one another as God has loved us and how we will in fact be fulfilling Jesus’ commandment shared with his disciples at the last supper. We can all do this, and I am sure that in so doing we can make a difference. Go ahead, what are you waiting for? This article is finished and it is time for me to send it to our editor. As I do that, let me say, “I love you St. John staff. You are the best.” See how easy this is.
~ Pastor Ken Gibson
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