Recently, I clicked on my local Facebook interweb page & saw a wonderful story I wanted to share. Click on the picture to read this truly heartwarming story.
Two important lessons I want to bring out of this story.
- When the cop found this teenager he did not get all racist on him, he did not brutally attack him, he did not gun him down. Because he took time to listen to the teenager, the officer was the beginning of a beautiful life changing situation for this young man.
- This young man gave God the glory for his newfound situation.
This could just have very well been just another frightening & sad event for the media to hone in on to discourage us. But because the police officer took the time to listen to the teenager & because the police officer took his job to protect & serve seriously, we are reading a happy ending instead of a terrible one. I’m not sure how well publicized this story is, however, I bet you it doesn’t get the attention all the negative in the world has been getting. And you know something I find so heartwarming about this? After all the money this teenager has gotten on his GoFundMe page, all the donations kind folks have made to him, the free health & dental care that was promised him, the job, the new bike, all the tangibles, you know what he said meant the most to him?
THE RELATIONSHIPS he had made through all this.
It looks like this young man is wise beyond his years. I know people with much more years & experience on him, that has yet to realize this. Relationships are everything. Jesus talks about love for one another as a commandment, not just a good idea.
Mark 12: 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment.(NKJV)
Mark 12: 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”(NKJV)
I believe the morale to this story should be : God will provide.
God provided for this young man & He will provide for you, as well. Don’t you just love it when God steps right in & blesses people? It just give you that deep down good feeling. Like chocolate gravy & biscuits good.
I hope you are having a blessed day. We have had a smidge of rain & our little container garden has runneth over. I’m really enjoying having some fresh summer vegetables. What are you enjoying this summer? I want to hear all about it. But until next time, I have to be going because I should be washing clothes.