Monday, January 23, 2017


“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:13 KJV

We can tell people we love them but we need to show them we love them by our actions.  Many people hide their emotions because they are afraid of being laughed at or even rejected.  Jesus understands how it feels to be laughed at and rejected so He is with us to comfort and help us.

How do we show them we love them?  We show them by laying down our life.  That doesn’t mean we will have to die for them but it does mean that we need to die to our own wants and desires.  Instead of insisting on going to eat at our favorite restaurant all the time, let’s ask them where they want to go eat.

We don’t know what is going on in their life.  All we know is what we see and what they tell us.  One thing is for certain all of us need to be encouraged and comforted.  God has told us to comfort His people.  “Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God” (Isaiah 40:1).  Are we doing it?

We also need to show our family we love them by our kind and loving actions.  It is very important that our family see the difference Jesus has made in our heart and life.  Let’s start comforting one another as God has told us to do.  If Jesus needed to be comforted, we also need to be comforted.

Joanne Lowe
January 23, 2017

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