Today’s letter starts with a little note I received from my friend Dale Byers:
I have you as a one of my most trusted friends. I respect your knowledge and your life. Thanks for your friendship and your faithful service for Christ. Some times we see only the earthly scene. Thanks for keeping our eyes on the spiritual and the heavenly scene. Keep going for the Lord.
A few statements in the note encouraged me immensely. The term “trusted friend” is worth its weight in gold. For as we wind our way down life’s path, the closer to the end of the way, the more we grasp the importance and value of trusted friends, friends that we are certain we will never utter Caesar’s last words to us, “You too, Brutus?”
Someone acknowledging our worth with expressions such as “faithful service for Christ” is close to, “Well done thou good and faithful servant” coming from the lips of Jesus.
Most of us see only the earthly scene and thus deal with disillusionment and the accompanying weariness. To hear that something said, wrote or did lifted eyes and hearts to a higher plane, gives a sense that living for Jesus is not in vain.
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
Copyright © 2012 Larry Lilly
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