Today's inspirational thought from Max Lucado:
|"Ninety-two-year-old Johnny Barnes stands on the edge of a roundabout in Hamilton, Bermuda, and he waves at people as they drive past. He's not asking for money or begging for goods. He's making people happy. 'I love you!' he shouts. 'I'll love you forever!'|
"And they love him! Bermudans call him Mr. Happy Man. They route their morning commute to see him. If Johnny's not standing in his spot, people call the radio station to check on him.
"Johnny's philosophy is simple. 'We human beings gotta learn how to love one another. One of the greatest joys that can come to an individual is when you're doing something and helping others.'
"Wouldn't you love to meet a person like him? Or better still, wouldn't you love to be like him?"
There was a note at the bottom of Lucado's thoughts: "Johnny Barnes passed away on July 9, 2016 at the age of 93.
My thought: Johnny said he'd love people forever. And I am sure he meant every word he'd shout.
But today is a good day for us to left our eyes. And look at God who stands at the 'roundabouts' of our lives and shouts 'I love you! I'll love you forever!' He's the only one who can make that claim. Mean it. And carry it out!