DayBreaks for 07/10/13 – That, Sir, Is Everything
Legend has it that a wealthy merchant traveling through the Mediterranean world looking for the distinguished Pharisee, Paul, encountered Timothy, who arranged a visit. Paul was, at the time, a prisoner in Rome. Stepping inside the cell, the merchant was surprised to find a rather old man, physically frail, but whose serenity and magnetism challenged the visitor. They talked for hours. Finally the merchant left with Paul’s blessing. Outside the prison, the concerned man inquired, “What is the secret of this man’s power? I have never seen anything like it before.”
Did you not guess?” replied Timothy. “Paul is in love.”
The merchant looked bewildered. “In Love?”
“Yes,” the missionary answered, “Paul is in love with Jesus Christ.”
The merchant looked even more bewildered. “Is that all?”
Smiling, Timothy replied, “Sir, that is everything.”
Are you feeling that something is missing from your life? It may a result of your “liking” Jesus and what He can do for you rather than being in love with him. We need to love Him for Who He Is…not for what He gives us.
PRAYER: Teach us to love You properly and for the right reasons. May we truly and deeply fall in love with You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2013 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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