“Make someone happy”

Think a minute…There were two very sick men who shared a room in a hospital. The man whose bed was by the window was allowed to sit up for an hour each day to help drain the fluid from his lungs. But the other man, who was not able to sit up, spent all his time laying flat on his back. The two men talked for several hours each day.

They talked about their wives and families, their jobs and life’s experiences. Every day when the man by the window sat up on his bed for an hour, he told his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. 

He told him about the park with its lovely lake and gardens. It made the other man so happy because he could not sit up to look out; so he looked forward to that one hour every day as he listened to his roommate talk about the people and beauty of the world outside their hospital window.

One night, the man by the window died in his sleep. The other sick man who shared his room was very sad. He missed his roommate who had told him about the beautiful world through their hospital window. Then one day he asked if his bed could be moved to the window where his friend had been. He couldn’t wait to finally see the beautiful world outside. But when he turned his head to look out the window, he was shocked to see nothing but a dirty blank wall!

When the man told the nurse all the things his roommate had seen through the window and told him about, the nurse said to him: “Your friend who sat by the window was blind! He could not even see that wall! I think he just wanted to make your life happy.”

Jesus told us that the only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. The only way to find your real, satisfying life is to give it away by loving others. This is how God Himself lives. He loves us so much that He gave His one and only Son, Jesus, to die for all our wrongs and sins. 

So today, you yourself can ask and receive His forgiveness and new life. Jesus will give you the power to start changing into a new person who learns to love and make others happy just Jesus does. Just Think a Minute…

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