Showing God’s love …

“So Jesus explained…”The Son can’t independently do a thing, only what he sees the Father doing. What the Father does, the Son does. The Father loves the Son and includes him in everything he is doing.’ ” John 5:19-20

Today I bought three greeting cards: One began with “There are times along life’s journey that can test the spirit deeply,” a sympathy card for a woman who has now lost four sons and a grandchild before her 80th birthday. What words can express such sorrow?

The second card said, “For a Dear Daughter,” a birthday card to celebrate another year of the life of a precious woman … “It’s so easy to love a daughter like you who’s also a wonderful friend.”

And, the third card, “Believe in the promise of each new day and the healing, hope, and beauty a single moment can hold…” A get well greeting for a man recovering from surgery.

I could have purchased cards of encouragement for people I pray for daily. Several are dealing with long-term cancer, a couple of teens struggling with health and anxiety issues, a caregiver whose wife has advancing Alzheimer’s, and for a couple who recently celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary.

Every day there is a reason to celebrate, encourage someone, or show support for loss. Jesus didn’t spend his ministry on Earth sending greeting cards. He did his Father’s will to heal and encourage people going through similar events as those on my prayer list.

Lord, we are blessed to know you–to better know our Father in Heaven. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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