Wow. As I reflect on the last month or so, it's amazing to me how God has shown me that I do NOT need to depend on His church to meet my needs, but rather on HIM. A wonderful friend e-mailed me about 6 weeks ago, and said that there was a wonderful lady in her Bible study that asked if she knew anyone who needed help one morning a week. This friend said the Lord brought me to mind. So, she and this lady, Dina, came out to the house.
Dina is awesome. Oh my word. Jacob loved her the second he laid eyes on her. She played and played with him, giving me a wonderful opportunity to just talk and fellowship with my other friend. She asked if I needed cleaning done, or whatever...she would do anything I needed.
She started coming the Tuesday after my dear Linda died. She brought me a card and gift. THIS WOMAN DIDN'T EVEN KNOW ME....and yet God placed me on her heart, and she was willing to follow His guidance. Every week, not only did she play her heart out with Jacob (I was exhausted just watching them!) she brought something every week....dinner one week, dessert the next, soup the next. And we got to just talk and get to know one another. What a precious, precious woman.
I was so blown away by her graciousness, and how God helped me like that after my last church debacle. It's like God was just saying, you don't need a building, you just need me. Lately, many of my friends have just been coming out of the wordwork to love me and support me, to visit me, to just chat with me....and to all of you I say a hearty thank you.
Words aren't worth much if they are never backed up. You ARE the hands and feet of Jesus. You have shown by your actions, not just mouths, that you love and care for those who aren't perfect.
You have walked out what so many churches have failed to do: Feed the hungry. Clothe the naked. Visit the sick and imprisoned. And I pray that the bounty of God would fall out of the heavens and bless your socks off!
Love to you all, my dear friends, for showing me the love of God.