Thursday, May 27, 2010
Jesus tells us to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." And also to "love your neighbor as yourself." If he wants us to show love to everyone around us imagine how much more he must want us to show it to our family members and loved-ones.
This week has been an especially busy one for us. For one, we have been preparing for our departure to the Holy Land. ( In fact I am leaving the house in three hours and I haven't packed yet!) We have also hosted a very special visitor in our already pretty full house. Our married daughter, Angie has been here since Monday. She flew out from Dallas for her cousin's wedding which will take place in a couple of days and she arrived a few days early so she could spend some time with us. It has been a wonderful week and we have enjoyed her company so much. Unfortunately her husband, Chris couldn't come with her but I am now realizing that this was meant to be. Angie needed to spend time with and show love to her younger sister in a very special way.
Our 24 year old, Christina has recently accepted a part-time position as a fitness instructor in a local gym. As things worked out this past Monday she began her "practice teaching." I am a fitness enthusiast and I wanted to support Christina, so of course I was there for her debut. Imagine my surprise when just five minutes into class in walked Angie!! Robert has just picked Angie up from the airport and since she also wanted to show her support for her sister she hustled her way there just in time for the one hour "FitBar" class.
Later that night as Christina was going over her choreography with Angie she asked for her sister to give her some feedback and she also asked for some advice. I am not sure if Christina was remembering that Angie used to both choreograph and teach dance routines or not but the point is she asked for help and Angie lovingly and graciously gave it!
The next day Christina's routine was near perfect!
How wonderful it was for me to witness this giving, caring spirit in Angie. And, how important it was for me to remember that I don't always have to do things on my own either. It's okay to ask for advice or a helping hand when I need it.
Who can you ask for help or advice today? Who might you be able to show the gift of time and love?
"Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 As John Mayer puts it, "If you want more love why don't you say so?"
God is blessing you. Donna