Saturday, May 21, 2016


“And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”
Matthew 25:40 KJV

Someone said to a child “you are so stupid” and yelled at the child and then hit the child.  When Jesus hears something like that He cries.  When we are abused physically or emotionally Jesus sees it and hears it and the tears fall.  It breaks the heart of our precious Saviour when we are abused.

If you are a parent then you know how it breaks your heart if someone says something cruel to your child or hits your child.  Our Heavenly Father feels the same way when we say and do things that hurt one another.  Just as you want to protect your children, so God wants to protect His children.

It is time that we stop hurting one another by saying mean and cruel words to one another.  The Bible instructs us to be encouragers to one another.  We can’t encourage one another if we are yelling at each other.  We need to remember that none of us are perfect.  Only Jesus is perfect!

I receive email telling me how great I am for writing devotions.  While I appreciate the kind words, don’t look to me.  Look to Jesus.  I am not perfect.  I am still in the flesh and there are times when God has to take me out to His woodshed and apply His rod of correction to my heart.

Heavenly Father, forgive us for hurting You because of saying unkind things or doing mean things to one another.  Help us be encouragers to one another and to love one another as Jesus has commanded us to love.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray.  Amen.

Joanne Lowe
May 21, 2016

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