Out of Your Heart

A woman was visiting her brother and his family one time when her nephew suddenly stopped in the midst of his play and steadily gazed up at her. “What are you thinking about?” she asked him. “You’re a Christian, auntie, aren’t you?” he finally asked.

“I hope so, dear,” she replied. “But you never talk about Jesus,” he said. “If you loved Him very much, wouldn’t you talk about Him sometimes?”

The aunt, taken aback a bit, stammered a reply: “We may love a person without speaking of him,” she said.

“Can we?” her nephew asked innocently. “I didn’t know that. You talk about your papa and mamma and your brothers and sisters all the time. And you talk about other people, too-even me. But not Jesus.”

“Well, yes,” the aunt admitted, her heart quickened with conviction. “I suppose that’s been so.”

“Let’s talk about Jesus sometimes,” her nephew concluded before getting up to go outside and play. And then with a backward wink, he added, “Cause I love Him, too, and I like to talk about Him.”

We talk about what – and who – matter the most to us. And what we say reveals how we feel about them.

A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart. ~ Luke 6:45