For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.
I was thinking about my grandfather today. He was so much fun and since he passed away, it is painfully obvious that something is missing from our lives. This is especially true as the good weather sets in as he was an avid walker before he got sick. My grandfather had a few witty little sayings that we had all grown to love over the years and now that he is gone, there isn’t a day that goes by when one of my sisters or myself doesn’t use one of his catch phrases. It may seem insignificant to everyone except those of us who were close to him, but the impact that he made on our lives is evident and undeniable. It’s kind of like that when we have a relationship with Christ. His words have such deep meaning to those of us who know Him, but to others, they may mean absolutely nothing. Sadly, as Christ is a part of each and every one of us, we should all find comfort in His words and we should all share those words with one another as often as possible.
Sometimes it’s hard not to just keep His word to ourselves for this very reason. For some, it’s more like an inside joke that doesn’t bear repeating to those who may not get it. But by failing to share it, we fail to glorify Him in the way He deserves to be glorified. If we are to honor the relationship we have with Him, we must not be afraid to share the goodness of the Lord with others in our lives. We may need to wait for the right time, but eventually that time will present itself.