Love one another

And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all. 1 Thessalonians 3:12

Sunday morning at church, I saw a father and son walking down the aisle to their seats, several rows in front of me. The boy seemed to be about 10 years old and he was wearing a fancy vest, like he had dressed up a little bit for the Christmas season. As I saw him, I caught my breath, and tears came to my eyes as I was reminded of my own son at that age, dressed up for Christmas, walking beside his father.

What precious memories we have of past relationships, whether they are family, friends or strangers, it’s all about connecting to people. That’s all that matters. I don’t have a catch in my spirit or tears in my eyes when I think of past jobs or roles I have fulfilled. No, it’s all about the people we have touched and been touched by and our journey through life.

But we can’t live on memories, they fade with time. We have to constantly be making new memories, new connections, new friendships. Reaching out to family, friends and acquaintances. Don’t be content with yesterday’s blessings, get out of your chair and reach out for the blessings and connections God wants to give you today.

Prayer: My Father, how good and kind you are to me. What beautiful memories I have of family and friends. Help me Jesus, to reach out for more. To continue to live the abundant life you desire for me. And that abundant life is fulfilled through connections with people. Who can I reach out to this week? Who can I make some new wonderful memories with? Thank you my father. Amen.

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

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