Friday, March 25, 2022

Daily Devotion: Then Say So

Bible Reading: Galatians 6:1-10

Key Verse: Verse 10 – As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”

Key Words: As we have therefore opportunity

An old gentleman used to stop by at the antique shop in New Hampshire to sell furniture.  One day after he left, the antique dealer’s wife said she wished she had told him how much she enjoyed his visits.  The husband said, “Next time, let’s tell him so.”  The following summer a young woman came and introduced herself as the daughter of the older gentleman.  Her father, she said, had died.  Then the wife told her about the conversation she and her husband had after the father’s last visit.  The young woman’s eyes filled with tears, “Oh, how much good that would have done for my father!”  She cried, “He was a man who needed to be reassured that he was liked.”  “Since that day,” the shopkeeper said later, “whenever I think something particularly nice about a person, I tell them.  I might never get a second chance.”

One thing scientists have discovered, according to Thomas Dreiner, is that often-praised children become more intelligent than those who are often criticized.

G. K. Chesterton said, “There are some great people who make others feel small.  But there are other great people who make others feel greater.”

There is an old saying that goes, “Don’t wait `til I die to give me roses.”  Words of appreciation can be the greatest gift you can give.  Why not give one today?

What to do:
✞ Give the roses today; tomorrow may be too late.