Saturday, August 16, 2014

Faithful In the Little Things

We all know people who are quick to offer us the world but let us down regularly in the day to day of life. I think it is important to have people around that can help expand your vision and catch a glimpse of the possibilities that are out there, but what I appreciate the most is the friend that is faithful to take care of the little things when you need them the most. We were blessed to have visitors that were those kind of people this month. It is always a tremendous blessing to have visitors from home that help to reconnect you to home and provide a new perspective on life (and bringing treats is a real bonus)! I want to thank the Redcliffes for all their encouragement: not just their words and gifts but also their acts of kindness at a time when I really needed them. I really appreciat

ed their willingness to do the little jobs that get pushed aside when life gets busy, but can add pressure if they aren’t done when they are needed. Thanks for being willing to cook supper when I was in a meeting all day, for fixing chairs and door locks and outlets and more chairs and helping to place buckets in key locations during the rain.  Thanks for being willing to look at and brainstorm on the jobs that you couldn’t do too, even that is a tremendous help (saving us time trying a bunch of things that won’t work can be valuable too). Thanks for being willing and being faithful to come and be with us for awhile. It is great to have friends that understand us a little better having lived with us even for a little while.
The layers of what is left!
I guess what I am saying is so many times in life we get caught up in the “mountain moving” big events and think that that is what we need to be a part of or accomplish, when a “cup of water in Jesus name” can be just what is needed in the moment.
A bit overwhelming
Since I mentioned moving mountains, I should add that they have started the clean up on the building site. It is my prayer that somehow God could use even this to be a blessing to our community. Please pray with me that the broken bricks and cement could be useful in filling rainy season potholes and pits and that the truck moving it would not dig up the road any worse than it already is. Pray that we would have an opportunity to meet with the chief du quartier about this soon.
May you find yourself faithful in the little jobs God is providing for you this week!

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