An eighty year old widower from a nearby village trudged through the rain today to bring me two books he thought I might enjoy. We visited a bit, I hugged him and we bade farewell. As I started to add these to my overflowing basket of unread books, I stopped short. One was an entire cookbook on how to top rice with vegetables, herbs, and meats. This very week I had purchased brown rice trusting it would be a healthy alternative to potatoes. However, other than adding sauces and gravy, I was at a loss as to how to prepare a dish that hubby would eat! God sent an angel with just what I needed, I am so blessed!
God knows when we need a lift. Has He sent someone in unexpectedly with a flower, prayer or simply a hug? What an encouragement that can be to a weary soul. Did you thank them? Did you thank God for them? Can you do that for someone else? As a caregiver, I didn’t seem to have time to visit others or do much for them. I decided I could spend an hour or so while Mother slept on Sunday afternoon for hugging on someone else. With a box of cards and roll of stamps, I vowed to send at least five cards every week. It was amazing who God would bring to mind for me to encourage in that way. My time seemed to multiply on that day as well as did peace and rest.
I hope you check out the mid-week blog each week for words of encouragement. I want to share with you what worked in my life and how God used some amazing things to get me through very, very difficult circumstances.
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