When the mortgage crisis arose in 2008 our family was hit hard. For 3 1/2 years neither my husband nor I had a full-time job. God was so gracious to us. I cannot count the number of times we came home to cash in the mailbox or groceries on the porch. A neighbor bought us a new lawnmower when ours was on it’s last legs. Our cars broke down & were sold to the junkyard. However, we never missed an appointment or had to call off work. Friends and acquaintances offered us rides and even loaned us their cars on a long term basis. Our family learned to really rely on God for EVERYTHING.Flash forward 12 years. My husband & I both have good jobs. Our kids are thriving young adults nearing the end of their college years. It is clear to my husband and I that God has been guiding every step of their college journey and has been preparing them for amazing futures.Being empty nesters, there are things in our home that we no longer want or need. We regularly donate household items & clothing to local charities. Recently, we have given away a sectional sofa, a computer & 2 TVs to people that God has placed on our hearts. We will continue to look for opportunities to share what we have with others.I am not sharing this to brag about what we have done but to show what God has done through us.
I implore you, pray and ask God how you can serve others now and in the future. May we all come out of this pandemic a little wiser, a little more humble and a little more generous. AmenNASBMy friends, there are countless ways that we can serve others even in this time of “shelter in place” and “social distancing”. In doing so it makes each of us better.Consider this passage from Luke 21:1-4 NKJV: