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623rd -- Something Special For My Granny


We should always be quick to remember the blessings that our parents and
grandparents have bestowed upon our lives. The many times they were there
to comfort us, strengthen us, encourage us, and lift us up when we were 
feeling low should be thought upon and paid back in our own special way. 
We must not forget the many blessings that we received in our time of need,
but rather we are to show our gratitude for their gifts of blessing and 
in-kind do our best to repay for the good deeds that we received. Be 
encouraged to return blessing for blessing and show by your actions that
you're grateful for the love and support of your family. (1 John 3:18)

I hope today's message ministers to your heart to remember those who were
there for you and in your own special way, do something kind to show your 


For some time I've had a church member provide me with a rose boutonniere
to pin on the lapel of my suit every Sunday. Because I always got a flower
on Sunday morning, I really did not think much of it. It was a nice gesture
that became routine. One Sunday, however, what I considered ordinary became
very special.

As I was leaving the Sunday service a young man approached and said, “Sir,
what are you going to do with your flower?” At first I did not know what he
was talking about, but then I understood. I said, “Do you mean this?” as I
pointed to the rose pinned to my coat.

He said, “Yes sir. I would like it if you are just going to throw it away.”
The little boy said, “Sir, I'm going to give it to my granny. My mother and
father got divorced last year. I was living with my mother, but I could not
stay, so she sent me to live with my grandmother. She has been so good to
me that I want to give that pretty flower to her for loving me.”

When the little boy finished I could hardly speak. My eyes filled with 
tears and I knew I you and go in a had been touched in the depths of my 
soul. I reached up and unpinned my flower. With the flower in my hand, I
looked at the boy and said, “Son, that is the nicest thing I have ever 
heard, but you can't have this flower because it's not enough. If you'll 
look in front of the pulpit, you'll see a big bouquet of flowers. Different
families buy them for the church each week. Please take those flowers to
your granny because she deserves the very best.”

If I hadn't been touched enough already, he made one last statement and I
will always cherish it. He said, “What a wonderful day! I asked for one 
flower, but got a beautiful bouquet.”

By Pastor John R. Ramsey

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

John 13:34-35 Jesus says,
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love
one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this 
shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

Romans 12:9-10 “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is 
evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another 
with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.”

Hebrews 13:1-3 “Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain
strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember
them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity
as being yourselves also in the body.”

1 John 4:10-12 “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved
us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God
so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at 
any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is 
perfected in us.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: A MOTHER IS A BLESSING
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem164.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: ANGELS IN THE ROOM
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony84.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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