I woke up during the night with my throat on fire. It was like I had swallowed a hot coal. My first thought was of Katy! I prayed that this would not be a cold that would be passed around the family. I am keeping my distance and I have been trying to stay out of the kitchen and away from food preparation in order to lessen the chance of speading germs.
Since I am chief cook and out of commission, tonight we sat down to a brief dinner of scrambled eggs. Paul blessed them as though it was a great dinner which I thought was sweet. My stuffy nose and sore throat kept us from going to our small group Christmas dinner tonight, where some really good things were going to be served, and our friends were going to be there laughing and having a good time. We ate our eggs and then I curled up on the couch for a movie. About 8:30 tonight someone pulled into the driveway. One of the couples in our group stopped in on their way home from the Christmas party and brought us a whole dinner. It was an amazing meal. There was ham, potatoes, fruit, broccoli salad, cranberries, deviled eggs, rolls and dessert! We looked at the clock and decided it wasn’t too late for a second dinner. (Second breakfast is done in Hobbiton all the time.) We set the table and had a fantastic dinner. Our friends even included festive Christmas dinner napkins and a gift for Katy and me.
I’m probably embarrassing them by blogging about this, but it is a picture of “the church” that is sometimes overlooked. It is good for others to see your light. When a church family is in need, or a need in the community is brought to the church’s attention, a healthy church will reach out as Jesus would. I’m thankful for our church members being channels of blessing upon blessing to us. By doing this they are demonstrating to others the love of God as found in a church family. Blog readers, if you have not experienced what this is like, a New Year’s resolution may be to seek it and I promise you will find it. We have always been on the giving end until these past several months. Now that we understand what it feels like to be cared for by the church, it strengthens our resolve to get back up, dust ourselves off, and give some more.Comments: