Will and Avery are spending a few days with Nana and Grandpa—we are having a good time! Yesterday, afternoon fishing and eating supper, we went to “Station 66” for an ice cream treat. Since it was so crowded, we sat outside on the bench to eat our ice cream– it was interesting to watch the people come and go.
Parked right in front of us were two mini-vans—right beside each other–same make, same wheels, just a slight difference in the shades of grey. A couple came out of the store, proceeded to van #1, opened the door and immediately said: “This is not my car—it’s too clean inside!” He shut the door and noticed van #2—“that’s more like it!” (or something like that—I can’t recall his exact words).
The point for this blog—we can’t always recognize, judge, relate to, or know, a person until we can see and know what is inside—and sometimes that is hard to determine until it comes out from the inside. Jesus, who could and still can see into peoples’ hearts, did say a few things about “the inside”:
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.” (Matt. 23:25, 26)
“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45)
And Jesus said the most important commandment:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all you soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30)
Have a good week loving the Lord and being loved by Him!