What a joy to see the wonderful ways people are encouraging each other during this trying time!
Here are two that I experienced this week.
An early Thanksgiving Dinner
My husband and I don't have any biological children, but we've adopted a blended family we met at church and they have become so precious to us. Social distancing and not being able to see them is a challenge. This morning my adopted daughter texted me that she was wanting to do something to show Jesus how thankful she was and so she decided to make an early Thanksgiving Dinner! Not only that, but she wanted to bring share some with my husband and me (drop off, couldn't see them).
The meal was incredible, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, green bean casserole, homemade roll, and cranberry sauce. Dessert was a fruit and jello delight, coconut pie, and pumpkin pie. She and her husband are extraordinary cooks, but the love that filled the plates was, even more, warming to my soul.
What a kind and wonderful thing to do! If in the coming weeks, you have the time and resources—what a great thing to do—to cook up a fantastic Thanksgiving meal and take it to people who are alone and may not be able to feast like that—keeping the proper social distancing in place of course.
A reminder of Jesus love and protection
I was listening to a sermon by Max Lucado recently when he talked about the storm on the sea and how he asked the disciples, "Why are you afraid?"
What struck me in his talk was that he went on to say, "Jesus was serious—he really wanted to know why they were afraid." JESUS was with them; they had no reason to fear.
And then later today I found this video I did on that parable. It encourages me whenever I watch it. Please feel free to share: