Thursday, February 15, 2007


It has been so awesome to see the body of Christ step in to help me since I have been feeling so sick lately. A friend brought over dinner last night and someone else offered to come over this afternoon to do some cleaning. I have a hard time asking for help, as I know many of us do, but how blessed I feel to have people that are willing to offer their help to me. I know that is what brotherly and sisterly love is all about, but it has become a pretty foreign concept in our culture today. People keep to themselves and don't want to intrude on others or don't think they have any extra time to give. But what an example to non-Christians about what love in action looks like. The whole concept of giving your brother the cloak off your own back is something that I want to concentrate more on (when I can get up off the couch that is!) Servanthood. I think that is what it is all about. Life isn't about what we can get out of it, but what we can give. We all have something to give. God has given us each talents to use to serve the body of Christ, and He has given us universal mandates in things like hospitality. You don't have to be good at it, you just have to DO it and afterwards you will realize how blessed YOU were because of it. That is my challenge to you for the day. Reach out to someone that you know could use some help. Invite someone you have been "meaning" to have over for dinner next week. Actually DO it instead of just thinking about doing it. You will bless someone else and in turn will feel blessed yourself.