When he takes the time to read your book because he’s your Pastor and he wants to encourage you in your ministry.
When he spends hours working on your blog even though he is trying to keep his business afloat because he’s your husband and he believes in your message and because he loves you.
When he flies across several states to visit you and your family even though it’s expensive and he has to take time off of work because he is your daddy and he loves you.
When he asks if you have time to play your favorite games with him because he is your teenage son and he still loves spending time with you because you’re his mom.
When he opens his heart to you and lets you in because he trusts in your relationship and because he’s your other teenage son and because you’re his mom.
When they love you like you’re their own even though you weren’t born into the family but married into it because that’s the kind of loving people that they are.
When he takes you to dinner and a movie and sits in the jacuzzi with you chatting about the things of life. When he takes you for a ride in his jeep to the local coffee shop for a chat because even though his time is very precious, he shares it with you because he is your uncle and he loves you.
When you’re staying in his home and your room has fresh flowers on the dresser and chocolates on the pillow and in the morning, you’re greeted with fresh fruit, hot coffee, and amazing breakfasts. When he makes your favorite meals and watches movies with you even when he doesn’t want to, not because you expect it, but because he’s your other uncle and he loves you, too.
When she’s really busy with charities and work and family but she takes time to sit on the phone with you to hear your voice, to catch up, and to give advice because she’s your aunt and she loves you.
When she takes you shopping, for a massage, and encourages you in the tough times because she’s your other aunt and she loves you, too.
When she has her own problems but loving listens to yours because she’s your friend and she cares about you. When she keeps you on the right path with her Godly wisdom rather than letting you stray in your hurt because she loves you and wants what is best for you.
When they clean their home and set the table and prepare a lovely dinner for your entire family because they enjoy your presence and they love blessing you.
When he left the perfect presence of the Father to dwell with sinful man on earth because He is Jesus and He loves you with a love far too great to fully comprehend.
The gift of time.
Is there anything more precious?
It’s often easier to hand over a check than it is an hour, an afternoon, a long weekend, or a lifetime.
Never underestimate the value of time invested in the life of another.
Never, ever underestimate the value of the hours Jesus spent in agony on the cross so that we might spend unending time in His presence.
Such a valuable, worthy gift.
Don’t take it for granted. (See How Everything Can Change in a Moment)
Don’t cling tightly to it, but give it freely.
Be a blessing.
Receive the blessing.
I would like to extend a very warm thank you to those of you who have lovingly given of your time to bless my life. I am forever changed because you have generously given of your time just so that I might know how loved I am. Know that you are appreciated beyond words. You know who you are!
Who can you bless today with your time? Who can you show appreciation to for the time they have given you? How can you thank the Savior of the world for the time He hung on the cross and died that you might spend all of time with Him?Print This Post