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My Older Brother
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When I need advice, I talk to the experts. My four sons are authorities in their fields—a teacher, a minister, a realtor/contractor, and a medical doctor. I call them now and then when I need some good advice.

But the person I rely on most is my older brother. I call him every day. Often several times a day. He’s the busiest person I’ve ever known, but he always picks up on the first ring. And he never seems in too much of a hurry to listen to my problems.

He lives so far away, I’ve never made the trip to his place. But I’m planning to go soon. I can hardly wait to see him. He’s much older than I. He’d been around a long time before I arrived. I’ve never met him in person, but my Mom has told me all about him.

He’s even written a book. A best seller. I have quite a few copies of it, and I’ve read it through a number of times. I’ve often shared it with others.

My older brother is my super best friend. I mean, he’s really out of this world. And he’s been a real life saver to me. He’s gotten me out of trouble more times than I could count. In fact, there have been many times when I couldn’t have made it at all without his help and encouragement.

Time for Everybody

And I’m not the only person he’s helped. I’ve put in a good word to him for a lot of people, and he’s helped them, too. It amazes me that he always seems to find time for everybody who calls him.

I’m sure you’d enjoy talking to him. And I know you’d like him. And you’re more than welcome to come along when I make the trip to meet him.

I was just reading these words from his book this morning: “Who do you think my mother and brothers are?...The person who obeys my heavenly Father’s will is my brother and sister and mother” (Matthew 12:50, The Message).

Just give my brother Jesus a call. He said He was dying to hear from you, and to welcome you into the family!

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