I’ve had multiple conversations at work recently about sewing seeds in people’s lives. We often want to see the fruit, but I can’t find anywhere in Scripture where it promises that we’ll see the fruit that we’ve prayerfully sewn. I believe that we are called to love people well and in so doing, we plant seeds for the glory of God and trust His purposes and timing.
I’ve been mulling over these conversations and Hebrews 13:2 came to mind. “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” I may never know the end result of every situation I’m in, but I do know that Romans 12:10 should constantly be on my mind and heart. “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” Here are a few examples of how people have loved me well recently without knowing the blessing.
The last two months have been pretty crazy between getting COVID and my dad breaking his hip. I’m not exactly sure what month it is right now, actually, ha! A dear friend put together a care package for me with candles, tea, warm socks, a few other odds-and-ends, and a sweet note. I don’t think she’ll ever know how deeply this simple gift speaks to my heart.
When I had COVID, I had so many friend reach out to check on me and offer to bring supplies by. Often, I’ve had fears about getting sick and not having anyone to help me since I live alone. Simply knowing that I had friends who were willing to drop everything and come bring me needed items blessed my socks off!
My Dad has since gone into assisted living because of his Parkinson’s and Parkinson’s Dementia. This obviously has been very emotional. The other weekend my mom and I were shopping for a few items for Dad’s new room. This was a hard weekend. One of the sales guys was very kind as he showed us around the furniture floor. He had no idea what was going on with my dad, but it was sweet just chatting about normal things. Those few moments of laughter were a gift on a hard day.
I know I usually write about my adventures, but I felt the Lord laying on my heart to share about community. I’ll catch you up on my adventures in January!
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the more as you see the Day approaching.Hebrews 10:24-25