I was out running errands today. I left about 9:15 am or so. We had some light freezing rain last night so it was cloudy, damp, and quite cold when I went out. As the day wore on, the sun came out. I was going into Walmart, and as I was walking in, I thought, “I don’t really need my scarf and gloves anymore. Since the sun has come out, things have begun to warm up.” And then it occurred to me.
Isn’t that just what having Jesus in our hearts should do for us all the time? We are flooded with His being and His love, and the warmth of the SON keeps us toasty from the inside out.
That is not to say that as Christians we don’t have struggles. Jesus actually said, “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.” (John 16:33b NLT) However, He goes on in that same verse to say, “But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
As I pondered this in my mind, my thoughts turned to loved one’s who don’t know Jesus as Lord and Savior. I felt sad because I know that they do not have the Son to keep them warm when those trials come.
Who do you know that needs to have the warmth of the Son to keep away the chill of this harsh world in which we live? Why not invite them out for coffee or hot chocolate and introduce them to the One whose warmth will never fade?