SAY IT AND PROVE IT
“And when they were come to the place, which is called
Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors,
one on the right hand, and the other on the left.”
Luke 23:33 KJV
A teenage girl was visiting her friend and while she was at her friend’s house, she heard everyone say to each other “I love you”. The visiting girl told her friend that her mother had never told her that she was loved. It is so important and even urgent that we say “I love you” to our family and friends.
However, it is not enough to just tell them we love them, we must prove to them we love them by our loving and kind actions. Jesus didn’t just tell us He loves us, He proved to us He loves us when He allowed them to crucify Him on the cross for our sins. Again, we must prove our love by our actions.
We don’t know what is going on in a person’s heart. We only know what they tell us but Jesus knows and He cares when we are discouraged, lonely and hurting. There are some people who are so discouraged they are thinking of taking their life. We must prove to them that Jesus loves them by our actions.
Heavenly Father, I pray for every person who is discouraged and brokenhearted. Please comfort and encourage them as You have done for me. Thank You for loving me and for adopting me into Your family. I love You so much and I appreciate all You have done for me. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweSeptember 9, 2017