"I actually watched you melt when you came to our house. I almost heard your heart slow down to a gentle beat."
Recently I read these words, penned in response to someone's visit to a friend's home. It got me thinking. Other people can either cause our icy, hurting hearts to become even more frigid or the warmth of their love and acceptance can begin to melt our cold, cold hearts. The words from an old Hank Williams song came to mind. "Why can’t I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart."
What effect do your words and actions have on others? Can your words, fitly spoken, begin to melt an icy heart? Or, does your deportment actually cause others to freeze up more? Let's determine, by the enabling of God's Holy Spirit, to be people who warm the hearts of others and actually cause their racing hearts to slow down!
"Father, may my life bring warmth, love, acceptance and forgiveness to those I rub shoulders with on my journey 'home'. I pray this in Jesus' strong name! AMEN"