I can’t begin to express how much it has meant to us to have friends and strangers willing to bring us a meal! It is a huge weight off of us to not have to worry about meal planning, grocery shopping, and preparing dinners in this time of transition.
I am not writing this to get others to bring us meals but it is two-fold:
1. I just want to say THANK YOU to those of you who have brought us meals (or are still bringing us a meal) or who have been praying for us!
2. I want to let you know how huge of a blessing it is to a family when you can bring them a meal in a time of need.
Until someone has stepped out and helped you it is hard to understand how much it really means. It’s food, I know….but it is so much more than a meal. It is love, caring, stepping out of themselves to serve you, placing importance upon you…the list goes on. I know it sounds mushy and lovey-dovey, but it is what it is!
One of the things that amazed me this round of meals what the kind lady who didn’t even know us….we never had met until she was at my door with a meal. A meal that she made and then spent 30 minutes (each way) to drive to our house. She was just kind enough to step out of herself and her busy life to show Christian love through the meal train that our church set up. We live 30 minutes from the church we are attending, so it is been so generous that our church family has been willing to drive the meals out to us!
Another huge blessing has been the friends who called or facebooked and said they wanted to bring a meal. With Tim getting back into the swing of shows, there are days that he is gone from early morning to late at night. To not have to worry about making dinner when I am tired is great! I was able to fill in some days where I knew Tim was going to be gone with a meal from friends.
This helps ease us back into our regular (or new normal) schedule a little bit at a time.
I really am writing this post to encourage you to find a way to step out and serve/bless another person. It means so much more than you think it does to the receiver of your blessing! It is how the body of Christ should work. I want to make sure that I am aware of the needs of those around me and to make a purposeful effort to step out of my busyness to bless them! What are you gifted in? Maybe it is helping clean, bake, take care of children, sew, repair things, a listening ear? Who knows? Ask God to show you and to put specific people in your path that you can use your gift to bless them….it will be a blessing to both of you!