At the start of a new year, it is good to be reminded how important it is to tell the people in our life how much we love them, especially if the relationship is not all you want it to be. Here’s a word from Dawson.
A girl came to me having issues with her father. She said, “Every time I try to sit down and talk to my father about how I feel about him or about how I love him. He just makes jokes and changes the subject and leaves. I can’t really tell him how I love him and have a deep relationship with him because he runs.” I said, “This is an emotional thing. He’s emotionally limping badly.”
Think of that. There has to be a way you can get to people who put up walls. In her case, she wrote a letter and gave it to her mother. Her mother gave it to him in the privacy of the bedroom. And in the privacy of the bedroom, he could read it and weep. Any way you can talk to someone who is limping badly — encourage them — get your message to them – it’s worth it. Whether it’s on top of their wall, down under their wall, around their wall, or over their wall, however you have to do it, get your message through to them. It’ll make a difference — and it’s worth it!”
“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,” (Psalm 30:11 NLT)
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PS – If you have not already done so, you may still leave a remembrance about Dawson in the comment section below. His family, and all of us have taken great comfort in the many kind words. Speaking of his family, more thoughts about Dawson will be shared by Ruth Hill McAllister in the near future.