Prov. 16:7 - "When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him"
A police car pulled into my driveway and the officer asked for the owner of the house.
When I informed her that I was the owner of the house she said, "She received a report that there was a party going on and every one was drunk and very loud."
I told the police officer, "This was a Sunday school picnic and there wasn't any alcohol on the property at all." She apologized and said, "Okay, I see what is happening." She then walked over to our neighbor's house and conversed with them.
I don't know what she said but it didn't change how they treated us.
When I came to the neighbor who had called the police on us I asked her if she wanted her driveway cleared of the snow. She wanted to know how much I was charging and when I said it was free she said, "Yes."
God sent the snow, I cleared her driveway and I had peace with my neighbors from that day forward.
The church received a check for $30. from them. Also, I was at the Howard County Fair later that year. When I heard someone yelling my name and it was my neighbors. They gave me a free fish sandwich and lemonade from their stand. We talked for about 20 minutes that night. If I were working in my yard they would come over and talk with me.
As they walked away I remembered how I had prayed to God for peace with my neighbors and that He answered that prayer by using a snow storm.
Think About These:
Man is that foolish creature who tries to get even with his enemies and ahead of his friends.
Kindness is the ability to treat your enemy decently.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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