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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Service

There were 2 young ladies in the Ronald Mcdonald House kitchen today baking a whole mess of cookies. I had seen these same girls last time we were in so I had to talk to them. Amazing. These girls are on some sort of a mission trip through their church. They are from an old order Mennonite church. One is from Alberta and one is from Kansas. They must be in their late teens. They have been posted in London helping out in various places doing simple things like baking. This is their way of serving God and serving others. While other girls their age are worrying about boys and clothes and partying, these girls are content to serve. I truly felt blessed to think of what these girls gave up to serve me. I have never felt comfortable being served. Being served in such a capacity means there is something wrong in my life. I would much rather be the person to give than to be in need. But life is not always like that. No matter how blessed we are there will always be a time in our lives that we will be in need of others serving us (something as simple as baked cookies). And it also was a good reminder that no matter where I am I can serve God and others. I don't need to go across the ocean (although if that's where God leads you that's great), there are so many great opportunities right here.
The sun is setting over London. It really is a pretty sight. Another day is coming to an end. I am looking forward to a visit from my brother from B.C. He will be here any minute now. It will be a quick visit. He leaves early Friday morning. But it will be good to see him and spend some time with him. I will be home tomorrow and will leave Rachel alone. At first I was worried and wondered if I should find someone to sit with her. Then our absolute favorite nurse came in today and said she would also be her nurse tomorrow and would take really good care of her. God took care of that concern. I love it when things like that happen.

1 comment:

  1. Praise God, step by step God shows us how much He cares, and how He supplies every need, in every moment of our life; isn´t that true?

    We are praying for you Elsie, Barry the whole family; and specially for Rachel.
    You are not alone, in first cenario God is walking every step of the way with you, sending you people to bake cookies. Sends family members and friends. And the family of Jesus praying for you.
    How wonderful is our God, deffinitely worthy to be praised.

    Hugs from Toni Penner

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