Then my living has not been in vain!

If I can help somebody as I pass along, If I can cheer somebody with a word or a song, If I can show love’s message to a world gone wrong, then my living shall not be in vain.

The words to that song conjure up memories that go so far back I can’t even remember and I remember events in my life all the way back to eighteen months old. All those old memories point to my dad singing it with mother playing the piano and “children”, singing the background. When my dad sang that song it was more than just words to my parents. They helped people in so many ways, with words of cheer, prayer, counsel, visitation in times of sickness, and the list goes on and on.  This is what they instilled in us, and doesn’t that sound like Jesus?

Jesus walked with His disciples and they saw the human man when He ate and slept and felt tired. They also saw the holy and compassionate side of Him as He ministered to the woman at the well, to the ten lepers who all went away healed even though only one came back to thank him. They saw him take five fishes and two loaves and feed five thousand people with enough left over for each disciple to have a basket for himself, and another time he fed four thousand. They saw him make the best wine of the evening from plain water and then saw the water in the sea become a floor for him to walk upon. They saw him spit in the mud and heal a blind man they also saw him tell a man to take up his bed and walk! There are too many wonderful things miracle to mention them all in this short article, but He did it all! He was empowered from the Father in Heaven and guess what? He gave us the power to do the same things! You didn’t know that? Read Mark 16: 15 Jesus commissioned us to “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature!” 16 We find that if we believe in His name and are baptized, we are saved! 17 says, “And these signs will follow those who believe”, then He lists the things that we as Christians and believers in His name, should see in our life all the time!

How many miracles have I seen happen in my life?  I tell you honestly that there have been many I have seen first hand, but it isn’t an everyday occurrence and it could be and should be happening because we have the right to exercise this miracle working power and the Holy Spirit is our advocate standing before the Father for us. It is very exciting when you think of it that way.

So what am I trying to say, what’s the point? Jesus helped “somebody”, everybody as he passed along and if I can help you by putting something into words that will encourage you, then that is what I want to do so that when my time on earth is over I will be able to say, as my dad used to sing, my living has not been in vain! 

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