One Who Has Been There

A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is! (Proverbs 15:23)

Well chosen words can prove to be more valuable in life than earthly riches, when it comes in God’s timing, (literally in its time). After the shock of being told he had leukemia and then undergoing a week of treatments, 15-year-old Douglas Maurer sank into a deep depression. When one of his aunts ordered flowers for him, she asked the young florist to make the display especially nice, “It’s for my teenage nephew who has leukemia,” she told the clerk over the phone. When the flowers arrived in Douglas’ hospital room, he found a handwritten card in the basket: Douglas-I took your order. I work at Brix Florist. I had leukemia when I was 7 years old. I’m 22 years old now. Good luck. My heart goes out to you. Sinerely, Laura Bradley. Writing about this incident, Columnist Bob Greene said, “Douglas Maurer was in a hospital filled with millions of dollars of the most sophisticated equipment. He was being treated by expert ┬ádoctors and nurses with medical training totaling in the hundreds of years. But it was a salesclerk in a flower shop, a woman making $170 a week, who by taking the time to care- gave Douglas hope and the will to carry on.” Why? Because she had faced the same situation he was now facing and had overcome.

Dear Friend, Jesus tells us: “These things I have spoken to you, that you may have peace, In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome this world” (John 16:33). He speaks as One who has been there, and has overcome.

May the Lord bless your walk today!

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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