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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Just What I Need




Dave Branon: As I stood in the back of the room at a senior citizens' center in Palmer, Alaska, listening to my daughter's high school choir sing..,
, "It Is Well with My Soul, " I wondered why she, the choir director, had chosen that song. (Google image used)

It had been played at her sister Melissa's funeral, and Lisa knew it  was always tough for me to hear it without having an emotional response.

My musings were interrupted when a man sidled up next to me and said, "This is just what I need to hear." I introduced myself and then asked why he needed this song.

   "I lost my son Cameron last week in a motorcycle
    accident," He said.

Wow! I was so focused on myself that I never considered the needs of others, and God was busy using that song exactly where He wanted it to be used.

I took my new friend Mac, who worked at the center, aside, and we talked about God's care in this toughest time in his life.

All around us are people in need, and sometimes we have to set aside our own feelings and agendas to help them. One way we can do that is to remember how God has comforted us in our trials and troubles.. 

   "so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the
    comfort we ourselves receive from God" (2 Cor. 1:4).

How easy it is to be engrossed in our own concerns and forget that someone right next to us might need a prayer, a word of comfort, a hug, or gift of mercy in Jesus' name.  Dave Branon

"Lord, help me to see where help is needed, and help me to provide that help. Thank You for the comfort you give; help me to share it.


Comfort received should be comfort shared."
(ODB, 5/3/16)

Our hearts are touched with other's griefs, when we've experienced the same loss or troubles...


Today’s Bible verse-

(Matt. 5:16) "let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Today’s quote-

"Christ in you...the hope of glory! Glory. That is what awaits the soul who has leaned on Jesus. Glory to God. Glory for you. Glory for me." (Getting Through the TOUGH STUFF, by Charles R. Swindoll, p.221)

Our thought today-

All around us are people in need, and sometimes we have to set aside our own feelings and agendas to help them. 

Our question today-


Will we realize that someone right next to us might need a prayer, a word of comfort, a hug, or gift of mercy in Jesus' name?


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