Day 16- Servant’s Hearts

I am astonished at how often I have to bend over.  I am equally (if not more) astonished at how often I inflict the need to bend over upon myself by dropping things!  The restrictions I have been given post-surgery are pretty stringent…no bending, no reaching, no lifting over 5 pounds until December 8.  That sounds SO far away. Confession.  My boys’ bunk beds have not been made in 3 weeks!  This has.never.happened!  The good thing is, they absolutely do not care!

Always willing to help...In the meantime, in addition to all the family and friends who so lovingly reach out to us, I am so thankful for our sweet children who are always willing to be helpful before and after school and on the weekends.  Putting the things she wanted to do aside, Emalynn asked me this afternoon, Mama, is there anything else you need help with?  

It’s hard to think about all the things they are having to sacrifice during this time, but I know that God has given them servant’s hearts for a reason and this is teaching them to be thoughtful and caring for others.  It is instilling in them compassion that if I were doing everything they would not experience in the same way, not to mention responsibility. Today I am grateful for the precious little hearts God has given our children and all He is doing in them during this time.

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45

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