I Gotta Tell Somebody

Haley loves cookies  The other day my daughter and granddaughters came over.  I had an extra unopened canister of shortbread cookies left over from Christmas and I gave them to my youngest granddaughter Haley to take home with her.  Haley is 3 years old and Haley loves cookies.  She loves them so much she has earned the nickname “Cookie Monster.”  I gave the canister of cookies to Haley as soon as they walked in…mistake.  All afternoon Haley was smiling and telling everyone in the house, “We’re having cookies tonight after supper.  These are me and Avery’s cookies.  You can have some too.  You want a cookie?  We’re having cookies tonight.”  That girl was so excited about having cookies; she had plenty and she did not mind sharing them.  She even offered two cookies to her momma.  I loved listening to her talking with great joy about those cookies and the way she was willing to share them with everybody that afternoon.  Maybe it wasn’t a mistake giving them to her so soon after all.

It reminded me of the constant joy with which Christians should talk about the Lord.  We should get just as excited about Christ and our faith as a three year old gets about a big canister of cookies.  With Christ we have all the grace, all the strength, all the peace, all the power, and all the mercy we need.  What else could we want?  We have plenty to share with everybody and we should not hesitate to joyfully tell others about what we have and how they can enjoy the same sweet goodness from our Lord.  David said it like this in Psalm 40:

Psalm 40:9 “I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, Thou knowest.  10 I have not hidden Thy righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation.”

Do you know how good the Lord is?  Have you tasted of His mercy, His forgiveness and His faithfulness?  Have you offered to share those things with someone else? Have you spoken of His faithfulness and salvation?  If not, this week would be a great time to get started.  Until next time, stay strong in the faith.

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About pastorpstephens

I have been blessed to have served as a pastor and to have been involved in other ministries throughout the years. My wife Marta and I have been blessed with a wonderful family that includes our daughter, her husband and their two daughters and our son and his wife. Each of them are very special to us so please keep them all in your prayers. One truth that I always try to share with people I meet is that anything God asks you to do, He will help you to do. God has your back.
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2 Responses to I Gotta Tell Somebody

  1. lexiesnana says:

    I loved this post. It made me smile in more ways than one.

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