Genuine Love Is Personal
Dr. Peck, a great soul winner of the last century, said that if he were given ten years in which to win 1,000 souls in order to get to heaven, he would choose to speak personally to people rather than from a pulpit.
We can have more influence over the one next to us than any organization could have. It's easier to sense love from an individual than from an institution.
Few can resist genuine friendship and concern. Even though we may hear the same words and have the same needs met in a group setting, we respond differently to the personal touch.
Christ was compassionate not only to the multitude but also to the individual. He loves the world but also loves each of us personally. The personal touch is always the most powerful touch.
Paul told the Thessalonians, "We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us" (1 Thessalonians 2:8).
Jesus, help me to share Your love with someone today.
"I led them with cords of human kindness, with ties of love; I lifted the yoke from their neck and bent down to feed them" (Hosea 11:4).
"A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out" (Isaiah 42:3 and Matthew 12:20).