sharing

We took our annual family Christmas photograph. We have done it for 29 years so the children know how to line up. It took less than 20 minutes from start to finish.

The teams finished painting the psychology and clinic buildings.

We saw Steve and Pam who worked with us many years ago and now have a large ministry of their own. Their son was accepted into the Naval Academy.

When we speak of sharing we are likely to think of possessions such as money or food, work or play materials. These are important but there is a broader sense of the word, sharing. It is the fact that by sharing certain things we actually have more of them.

How about sharing joy? If we open our eyes to the needs of others we lighten their labors. Sometimes even a small amount of help, given at the right time, makes a great deal of difference.

It is quite possible that the day will bring some disappointments or even grief to someone we know. Our sympathy may do much to make things easier on others.

I John 4:7 “Beloved let us love one another: for love is of God”. I have walked through so tragedies in my life as has Dottie. But we never walked alone. From Rusty to came to my rescue when my first child died fifty years ago to the board member who opened his home one year ago when I was extremely pressured.

You can make a difference by simply being there for someone else