Thank you for posting so many amazing comments this past weekend. Your kindness overwhelmed me and it’s amazing, but there’s a lightness in my spirit even though there is still great sadness.
I also wanted to thank those of you who shared your own difficult situations and personal grief. I sat and prayed for each one I read. There is something comforting about shared suffering. Feeling alone magnifies the pain. But sharing our pain, and having another care in return, manifests God’s love.
Romans 12 says it this way, under the heading “Love in Action” :
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.”
So thank you for being love in action to me and each other.
Before wrapping this up, I wanted to announce the winner of Tracie’s book, “Stress-less Living.” I’m happy to announce that in a random drawing the following winner was selected: Carolyn, posting at 5:49 a.m. on September 28th.
Thank you to all who entered.