There is a plaque on my desk that reads, “I Am Subject To Bursts Of Enthusiasm” given to me by my sister Mary Ellen. We were a lot alike in that manner. It didn’t take much to get us excited but all too often our enthusiasm died down. These sudden outbursts were normal for us but we had some things in common that never died down; like our enthusiasm for Jesus Christ. Get us talking about Jesus and what he had done for us during in our lifetime only made us more enthusiastic. I am talking in the past tense because Mary Ellen had her miracle of healing when she entered into everlasting life on April 23, 2012.
Are you able to name the things in life that you are enthusiastic about? If so, where is Jesus Christ on your list? Is he in the top 10? Is he number 1? Is he on your list?
Jesus doesn’t want to be a sudden burst of enthusiasm in your life; he wants to be a “steady as she goes” enthusiasm. Remember 1 John:4:19. “We love, because he first loved us.” Jesus is still enthusiastic about us!
This Faith Break was written by a happy Irish pastor during the month of March. I have to give you an Irish blessing in honor of St. Patrick!
May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Dea-Slán and God Bless You!