Day 274 –
Let goodness flow like a fountain from your heart.
Luke 6:45 “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
As often as I get frustrated with my children, I also see the good overflowing from each one of them.
One evening, as my husband and I were getting ready for bed, hidden within our covers was a note and picture from one of our daughters to our son in Heaven. She knows she can’t mail a letter to him or hand it to him on earth, but she still wanted to make it, none the less. Out of the deepest desire of her heart, our daughter wanted to show her love for her youngest brother.
Our daughter won’t receive anything physical on earth from her brother, Hayden, but her expression of love for him will be noted by her Father in Heaven and He will give her peace, love, and great comfort.
God sees and loves the good we do in secret, the things no one else will see, and the love someone will experience without knowing where it comes from. These are gifts out of the goodness of our heart and flow into the lives of others.
The good done in secret is like the fruit on a good tree, great to eat, juicy, ripe, and best right off the vine.
When we notice this goodness come from another, the person that’s produced the good fruit is full of an overflowing love straight from the greatest source known as Jesus Christ our Lord.
Being full of Jesus, we will be full of love and it will multiply and overflow.
The greatest kind of love produced is given as a gift, expecting nothing in return.
Luke 6:35 “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil.”
This is the kind of love undeniably from the good tree, even when it sometimes sheds it’s leaves in the Fall.
My children are not perfect and have rough bouts here and there, but when I’m not watching they produce some of the most genuine love, bearing the good fruit of Christ’s example.
Let us let His love be the desire overflowing from our heart.