Yesterday morning I was up bright and early. I had to go in for the first of two days of teacher training.
As is my routine when I’m getting ready in the morning, I turned on the radio. I have it set to Family Life Radio, a Christian radio station.
The morning show is done by Peter and Shannyn, and one of the topics that came up was Shannyn’s family reunion that she had attended the week before.
She shared the story of one member of her very large, extended family…members of whom had traveled to the U.S. from many remote locations. The particular family member she talked about was a young man…I think she said he was around the age of nine. He’s deaf and can hear only the slightest sounds with the help of hearing aids.
She said that when they gathered together for a moment, he touched the cross she was wearing on her necklace. He, too, was wearing a cross, and he said two words while pointing to them…”Same heart.”
Shannyn explained that these were the only two words he spoke the entire weekend.
They were profound, and my eyes filled with tears as Shannyn ended her story.
When you have a relationship with the Lord…when you believe in His Son, Jesus Christ, you enter into a family where the conversation doesn’t have to be filled with many words. In fact, the love we share for our Lord transcends all languages because it stems from one place…the heart.
It’s such a simple concept but one that packs a powerful punch.
We Christians have the same heart, and it doesn’t matter where we live, what language we speak, or what cultural differences we have.
In the end, we speak the language of God’s love.
I doubt I’ll ever forget this touching lesson.