We should always try our best to be a blessing towards those around us.
The Lord Jesus has given us the command to love our neighbor as ourselves
and shine our light brightly that all may seem Whom we belong to. We are
to be a beacon of hope and love and do for others what we would want them
to do for us. When we bless others by our good works, we not only shine
the light that is within us, but we also show the recipient that they are
loved and thought upon. The Bible declares in Galatians 6:10 “As we have
therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them
who are of the household of faith.” Be encouraged to allow the Lord to use
you to do good unto all men that they may see your good works and glorify
your Father in heaven. (Mark 12:31) (Luke 6:31) (Romans 12:9) (Matthew 5:16)
I hope this message encourages your heart to think of what you can do to
be a blessing to someone else. You will soon find that in giving, you
receive the greater blessing.
THE VERY BEST GIFT OF ALL
Christmas is just around the corner and many people are anxious to choose
just the right gift for those that they love. Many people agonize over what
to give. We all want to give something special and we want it to cause the
eyes of those that we love to light up with joy. We want to give the very
best gift of all!
As I considered this, I remembered a story, Christmas Day In The Morning,
which was written many years ago by Pearl S. Buck. The story was about a
teenaged boy whose father woke him early each morning at 4:00 A.M. It was
milking time and he needed his son to come and help milk the cows.
One day the boy overheard his father telling his mother how much he hated
to awaken his son so early but he was unable to do all the chores alone.
Through hearing this conversation, the boy came to understand how much his
father loved him although he had never verbalized that fact to the boy.
That morning the boy did his work with unusual enthusiasm because he
realized how much his father loved him.
Christmas time was coming and the boy had gotten his father a small gift
at the store like he always did but this year he just wished he could do
more. He thought and thought about someway he could show his father how
much he loved him when an idea came to him. He decided that on Christmas
Eve he would do all of the milking by himself as a surprise gift to his
father. True to his commitment, he managed to get himself up at 3:00 A.M.
and he crept down the stairs and out to the barn. The boy had never done
all of the milking by himself before but he found a new energy and
excitement in the task before him. He fed and milked all the cows by
himself until all of the empty milk cans were filled.
Afterward, he quietly made his way back into the house with just barely
enough time to get back under the covers before he knew his father would
come in to wake him at 4:00 A.M. As usual, his father came to the door and
sadly announced that even though it was Christmas that it was time to get
up and do the milking. His father went on out to the barn ahead of his son
to get things started.
Of course, when his father got to the barn, he soon found that his son had
done all of the chores by himself and he was overcome with joy at the great
gift his son had given him. For the first time, his father was able to
enjoy watching all of his children come downstairs on Christmas morning.
On other Christmas mornings, he had not made it back from the barn before
the children awakened. It was a special gift that both father and son
remembered all of their lives and I don't imagine either of them ever
questioned the unspoken bond of love between them.
The account of the boy and his father tells us that the very best gift of
all isn't something that is bought in a store. Like the boy in the story,
it takes an overpowering desire to let others know that you love and care
for them. That kind of overpowering desire comes from the heart and was
demonstrated to us on the very first Christmas. It came straight from the
heart of God when He gave the world the very best gift of all!
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born
this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:10-11
By Pamela Perry Blaine
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Galatians 6:9-10 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season
we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do
good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11-14 “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify
one another, even as also ye do. And we beseech you, brethren, to know
them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish
you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be
at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are
unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”
Matthew 5:14-16 Jesus declares, “Ye are the light of the world. A city
that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and
put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all
that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may
see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Colossians 3:23-25 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord,
and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of
the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. But he that doeth wrong
shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: THE POWER OF ONE
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Today’s Selected Testimony: THE PINK BIRDS
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In Christ’s Service,
God’s Work Ministry