Thursday, December 23, 2010

December 23

It’s almost Christmas.  I think today might be the longest day for kids.  Mine are excited and bored while I am trying to get a million things done.  It doesn’t make for the best combination.  We’ve got some fun surprises for the kids and family coming so tomorrow should be fun!

I’ve been so blessed by the comments and emails I’ve received from other people who are also looking for ways to serve others this Christmas.  Here’s another story I thought you might enjoy.  These are her words, I just took out the names.

There's this really dysfunctional family that lives fairly close to where I work.  We found out they both recently lost their jobs.  My bosses try to help them out when they have a need.

Last week their water froze and they just have a crawl space under the house.  My boss went over to check it out.  He was too big to fit under the space where the problem was.  So he came back and my other boss went over there.    He could fit and was able to check it out.  He came back to brainstorm about the situation. 

I went home, but I kept thinking how sad it was that they've had one thing after another to deal with.  So I made some chili, cornbread and Christmas cookies to bring over to that family.  My bosses were back over at their house in the process of fixing their leak. 

It was cool that almost all of us at work were helping that family and that it was for Jesus’ sake.  As I was bringing the meal I was thinking I should have picked up some milk.  Then I thought I had already done enough.  It kind of smacked me in the head that I can afford the milk and even if I couldn’t God is more than able to make it up to me.  So I stopped at the store and bought some milk.

It’s so amazing to see how God works in all of our hearts isn’t it?   Thanks so much for sharing that story C!  James 1:27 comes to mind.  It says,

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” 


1 comment:

S.I.F. said...

What a beautiful story! I love this!