The Present of Presence - Up To Know Good on Wednesday

The Present of Presence
Up To Know Good on Wednesday

December 06, 2006


It was Christmas, and our entire family planned a celebration at the nursing home with Grandma. She had been very ill for several months, and everyone made special plans to be there. For several days before Christmas, Grandma was too sick to get out of bed. The night before our get-together, we wondered if she would be able to get up at all. The next morning, I sat next to her bed. I asked how she was feeling, and with her eyes still shut, she said she had been resting so that she could remember everyone’s names later that day.

Do Good - As you speak with others today, give them eye contact and say their names.

When the time came, Grandma was able to get out of bed and join us in the meeting room. To our surprise, we spent the entire afternoon together. We ate, opened gifts, and took family photos. It was a precious, amazing afternoon. I marveled at my grandmother’s love and stamina. She was alert and did know all of us by name. The gift of her presence was truly the one I remember and treasure most from that holiday.

“When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, 'Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.'" Luke 19:5. Click here to read Jesus’ personal encounter with this tax collector.

Jesus, I know it’s powerful to remember and use people’s names. Thanks for knowing me by name!

Know Good. Do Good. Feel Good.


I pray that you have a great day as you experience and express God's love in fresh, real ways!


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