Bride of Christ

That was Refreshing!

Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.  Philemon 1:7NLT

There are two kinds of people in the world… those who’s love pours out joy and comfort and those who are bent on sucking it out of you.   Unfortunately, this sucking sound is often done in the guise of religious superiority and… that really sucks!    If you have ever been around someone who professes the Lordship of Christ yet is always correcting, scoffing, judging and critical you know what I mean.   

How refreshing it must have been for Paul to run across someone who saw that living under the Lordship of Christ, meant that the rules of engagement with others was the rule of love.   Love brings joy and comfort, my brothers… and acts of kindness follow closely on the heels of those who have it.

Dear ones… chose today to be a living refreshment to all… especially to the hearts of God’s people.   As they observe your acts of kindness, will they be able to say at the end of the day… “Wow… that was refreshing”?!

pastor John