be ye all of one mind, having
compassion one of another, love as brethren,
be pitiful, be
courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or
railing for railing: but contrariwise
blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto
called, that ye should inherit a blessing."
He Needed A Son
escorted a tired, anxious young man to the
bedside of an elderly man. "Your son is here,"
she whispered to the patient. She had to
repeat the words several times before the
patient's eyes opened. He was heavily sedated
because of the pain of his heart attack and he
dimly saw the young man standing outside the
He reached out
his hand and the young man tightly wrapped his
fingers around it, squeezing a message of
encouragement. The nurse brought a chair next
to the bedside. All through the night the
young man sat holding the old man's hand and
offering gentle words of hope. The dying man
said nothing as he held tightly to his son.
approached, the patient died. The young man
placed on the bed the lifeless hand he had
been holding, then he went to notify the
nurse. While the nurse did what was necessary,
the young man waited. When she had finished
her task, the nurse began to offer words of
sympathy to the young man. But he interrupted
"Who was that man?" he asked.
The startled nurse replied, "I thought he was
"No, he was not my father," he answered. "I
never saw him before in my life."
"Then why didn't you say something when I took
you to him?" asked the nurse.
replied, "I also knew he needed his son, and
his son just wasn't here. When I realized he
was too sick to tell whether or not I was his
son, I knew how much he needed me."
(Author Known to God)
you know of someone's hand you need to take in
yours for comfort? There is someone out there
today that needs the comforting love of Jesus
in their life.