"Love in Action"
(Written by Jean P. Sours in The Upper Room Daily Devotional)

5-12-2011 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #638
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Patije

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Story of the Week
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Love in Action
(Written by Jean P. Sours in The Upper Room Daily Devotional)
[Edited]
 
Every eye in the doctor's waiting room turned toward the weary-looking mother pushing a wheelchair into the room. A severely disabled boy lolled back in the chair.
 
Another boy sitting near the door smiled tentatively at the boy in the wheelchair, whose face was transformed as he smiled back. The boy sitting near the door stood and approached the wheelchair.
 
"Hi!" he said. "My name is Tim. What's yours?"
 
The mother replied softly, "His name is Jerry. He can't talk."
 
Tim said, "That's all right. I'll just talk to him, if it's okay."
 
"I like your shoes, Jerry," Tim continued. He lifted his foot so Jerry could see. "They're almost like mine."
 
Jerry smiled, and the two boys "talked" until Jerry was called back to see the doctor. Everyone in the waiting room was silent, awed by the love and acceptance Tim had exhibited in reaching out to Jerry.
 
God constantly admonishes us to love, and we live in a world that is as hungry for love as it is for bread. Our love for God is reflected in the love we show for others. The measure of our love for God is [showcased] through the love we show others.
 
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God"
1 John 4:7a NASB

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Pastor's Quote of the Week
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Love is infectious, and when human devotion is intelligent and wise, love is more catching than hate. But only genuine and unselfish love is truly contagious. If each mortal could only become a focus of dynamic affection, this benign virus of love would soon pervade the sentimental emotion-stream of humanity to such an extent that all civilization would be encompassed by love, and that would be the realization of the brotherhood of man.

(From: The Urantia Book - Paper-100 Section-4)

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        You are the Source of all the Love that we share with one another. If all knew that… all would know You!

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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