JUNE 2023

First, thank you for praying for my wife Linda during her chemotherapy sessions. We’re grateful to our God for her progress, for answering the prayers of His people. At this time it appears the cancer is retreating. These months continue to prove our dependence, our reliance on the One who calls us to belong to Himself. Again, Thank You!

Going through my files I rediscovered a favorite story.
My good friend Stephen was writing a commentary on John 13.35: “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
As he wrote, he overheard his young grandchildren after their church day camp where they’d learned the song “One in the Spirit”.  
Brother (singing): “And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love; yes, they’ll know we are Christians by our love.”
His sister: “That’s not how it goes!”
Brother: “Yes, it is!”
Sister (heatedly): “No, it’s not!”
Brother (intensely): “YES IT IS!”
He resumed singing, “And they’ll know we are Christians by our love.”
Not one to pass up a teachable moment, Stephen suggested they might be missing the point of the song.
And they looked at him as if he were the dullest of all.  
Interesting, isn’t it, how children tend to behave like children?

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