One of the benefits of my semi-retirement is the time I get to spend with my mother and daddy. I look around at my friends who’ve lost one or both of their parents realizing I am extremely blessed. I’m so grateful.
There are some mornings my parents and I visit over breakfast. Today we spent lunchtime together and shared one of my mother’s infamous tuna salad sandwiches. Yum-yum!
Regardless of the time of day, my parents and I talk about world affairs; even politics. We’ve acknowledge we come from different generations producing different world views. We acknowledge my children, their grandchildren, feel very differently about most life issues than do we. We’re experiencing great, deep, and meaningful conversations. Our differences are diminished when our faith in God and our love for one another prevails.
As the visit ended, I said, “Just love Jesus.” To me, that is the answer to everything.
War – Just love Jesus. Racial tension – Just love Jesus. Politics – Just love Jesus. Famine, wildfires, hurricanes, and earthquakes – Just love Jesus. As I’ve shared with my mother and daddy, we cannot solve the world’s problems but we do have The Answer to every problem. Faith comes to us through the name of Jesus. Strength, hope, endurance, encouragement, harmony, focus, clarity of purpose, unity, and humanity are made available through Jesus.
Just love Jesus. Tell others you love Him. Invite others to know Him so that they can learn to love Him, too. If we focus only on how terrible things are in the world, we’ll forget the most important Truth of all. Jesus loves us.
Romans 15:5-7, “May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.”
*The woodworking pictured is a handmade gift by PFC Devon Day, US Army.