As our daughter and son-in-law prepare to leave as missionaries for a year - I find myself paying close attention to each moment I have with them. They are amazing people and they love to serve others.
As my son and daughter-in-law prepare to have our first grandchild - I find myself paying close attention to each moment I have with them wondering how this little one will change all of our lives. They are amazing people and they love to serve others.
This morning as I stood with 10 other people paying final respects to a friends's deeply loved father, I got to hear my sweet husbands words drift through the chilly wind as he eloquently blessed the grieving family. I then got to hear my daughter's voice perhaps at her finest with guitar in hand standing next to the casket sing the words to Amazing Grace. Even the the young children there began to weep as the beautiful notes and words filled the small tent. Breathtaking...
As I looked across the many gravestones representing people unknown to me I wondered how many were experiencing God's amazing grace - sitting in His presence? The greatest privilege we have on earth is to share the eternal hope that only Christ can bring to a dying world and to serve others.
Our family is not perfect that is for sure, but as I thought about it today I think except for their relationship with Christ, the most important thing we taught our kids was to serve others.
Whether it's in graveyards, or in the local church, or in our own home - we were created to serve.
It is perhaps the highest form of love.
...it's a quiet forever love.