Thought for Today – Archie Boyle

John 1:41 The first thing he [Andrew] did after finding where Jesus lived was find his own brother, Simon, telling him, “We’ve found the Messiah.”

When we have ‘Good News’ we want to share it with those closest to us. But, we don’t! Usually the hardest people to share faith with is our own family members. I’m not sure why that is.

I have three younger brothers and an older sister I love dearly. Just knowing they are there (even though we live far away from each other) makes life that bit easier to bare on a day to day basis.

At church fellowship this morning I got a call from Mum in W.A. saying my brother in London had had a stroke. Immediately my heart sunk, as memories of him and I went through my mind. All the times we have faced life together. Rose Tattoo’s song ‘We can’t be beaten.’ our anthem of facing and overcoming life’s troubles in ‘brotherhood.’

Straight away I jumped on the phone to ring him and spent time updating each other on how life is treating us.

He did have a mini stroke, has been put on medication and needs to see the doctor on Tuesday but for now he is fine. And for that I thank God! I’m not sure how I would cope without him there.

He’s my best mate, closest ally and strongest critic.

Who in your life should you be sharing the ‘Good News’ with but are not?

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