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Jesus Did

“Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”

Matthew 11: 11 King James Version

All of us need to be loved and affirmed. Jesus set the example for us in this verse. He loved John so much that he wanted to tell him and us. We need to tell the ones we love how much they mean to us. Don’t wait until tomorrow because there may not be a tomorrow for you or for them.

I was reading all the kind things that are being said about Anthony Burger, and the thought came to me, “Why didn’t they tell him how they felt”? We take it for granted that our family and friends know how we feel about them. As the husband said, “My wife knows I love her because I married her”.

Many times we are afraid to show our emotions for fear of being rejected and ridiculed. Jesus not only told us He Loves us when He hung on that Cross, He tells us over and over again daily how precious we are to Him. Jesus is Love! Jesus is a real Friend because He never leaves us. He stays by us through heartache and happiness. There is no Friend like Jesus!

There are many people who are hurting inside and desperately need someone to affirm them and tell them that Jesus Loves them. We need to keep our hearts in tune with Jesus because He may want to use us to encourage someone. When is the last time you told Jesus how Great He is, and how much you appreciate Him?

Joanne Lowe
March 5, 2006

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