A couple of months ago I wrote something in my journal that I would like to share with you just as something to encourage those out there who feel like they aren’t accomplishing anything for the Lord.
March 9, 2018
We were packed into the big truck, on our way to the church. Krista, Lisa, and Mason were in the back, while Mom, my sister and I were in the front.
Krista, Lisa and Mason were staying with us for the weekend for respite care. Krista and Mason had stayed with us before, but for Lisa, it was a first.
Danielle, their foster mom, had gone on a trip to Winnipeg. Lisa and Krista were conversing softly in the back.I faintly heard Lisa say to Krista, “I miss Danielle.”
Krista reassured her right away. “You’ll have fun here,”
Hearing that comment warmed my heart. It means so much to know that they enjoy hanging out with us.
We try to make our home a friendly, hospitable place. But more than that, we want God’s presence to be here. I believe a lot of people feel it, too.
I mean, I know our family has a lot of quirks, but with Jesus leading our home, it creates a certain atmosphere.
They might not be able to identify it, but I’m sure they notice it.
I try hard to be friendly, fun and caring with those kids. But since they’re so shy you can’t know if they appreciate it when I play games with them or ask questions to start a conversation or make a joke to make them more comfortable.
But when they say something like that, it makes all the awkward moments worth it.
God has a plan for everyone. We just can’t see it yet.
But He uses little people to shine through; let them know they’re loved.
Some people feel kind of worthless since they don’t have a miraculous testimony and they’ve tried to please Christ all their life. But God works through people like that.
We don’t have to do all the gardening, we just gotta plant the seed.
“But in your hearts honour Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defence to anyone who asks you for the reason of the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.”
1 Peter 3:15
We don’t always have to be preaching, but we can love people and they will notice the difference in our lives. And, if you’re asked about it, make sure you’re prepared to explain, like Peter said, the Light.
(Names were changed for privacy reasons)