". . . and their mourning was turned into joy, and their lamentations into the praise and thanksgiving unto the Lord Jesus Christ, their Redeemer."
I am so thankful today for women of service. Yesterday after church, my neighbor called, and asked why we weren't there. I explained my current situation. Instantly she asked what she could do to help. She volunteered to take my kids today and bring me dinner. My big boys went there while the twins and I napped for 3 hours this morning! Yes, the babies slept for 3 hours straight! It was such a delight! I woke up a little before the babies and got a shower. It was a slight miracle that I was able to shower myself and so I was feeling a bit beat by the time Toop Toop woke up. I was just holding him for a minute when the same dear neighbor called and said that her sister-in-law, who is also an amazing neighbor, was going to come and pick up the twins and take all my kids to her house for the afternoon. I have been blessed!
I often find myself on the receiving end of service. It is very hard for me. I watched my mom struggle with the same thing. As a teenager, my mother had some severe trouble with her knees. She has since had both of them replaced. When she started struggling with the pain, it seemed the hardest thing for her was the service being rendered. I thought that was silly because if no one accepts the service, then no one can give it! I have since learned how hard it really is to accept service. I have tried to accept service with a smile on my face, because we all know I have needed it. One time I told a friend who had come over and cleaned my kitchen that I felt bad. She looked at me and said, "I don't want you to feel bad, I want to to feel blessed." I hope that someday I can be those hands of service to someone in need. I want to bless other people's lives.
How awesome! I agree that it's hard to accept the service but it's so nice to know that there are people to take care of you when you need it (and to check on you when you're not at church) and that when they need it, you'll be able to help take care of them!ReplyDelete