“Wherefore by their fruits
ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall
enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father
which is in heaven”
There is a teaching tape by Joyce Landorf called "Balcony People" that I
used to listen to every day and sometime two or three times a day. I
was going through a period of severe depression at that time in my life
and God used that tape to bring me out of my depression.
One of the things that Joyce says on the tape is that people used to come
up to her and hug her and say, "Hi, how are you doing? Jesus loves
you. Got to rush, bye." Joyce says that one day she told
someone, "Well, that’s not enough. I need someone to put their arms around
me and prove that Jesus Loves me."
We can tell people that Jesus Loves them but if we never do anything to
prove it by our actions and not just words they are not going to believe
us. We need to demonstrate the Love of Jesus and not just tell them
that He Loves them.
When is the last time that you went up to someone and hugged that person?
When is the last time you shut the television off and picked up the
telephone and called someone that you knew was lonely and needed to hear a
Let me encourage you to not only tell people Jesus Loves them, prove to
them Jesus Loves them by the way you act toward them. Yes, it might
be inconvenient and not in our daily schedule for us to do these things
but I am sure it was not convenient for Jesus to hang on that cross for
us. He did it to prove that He Love us.
January 22, 2005