“It brought tears to my eyes remembering that day.” – Bridget
If you’re like me, some days you’re really excited about our opportunity to share Jesus’ love in tangible ways.
Other days, the enemy or just plain old life has a way of making you second guess yourself or the mission you’re on.
Hopefully, this will rekindle your fire again.
This past Spring our pilot Missional Community went through the Tangible Kingdom Primer together.
If you were part of that group, you may recall a gal named Bridget who needed help moving.
She had called me and told me her husband who was just back from Afghanistan was divorcing her and she was left alone to fend for her two daughters.
She had to move from their house to a small apartment.
She was a new believer at that point.
I brought the need back to the group and they all said they wanted to help her move.
We were a pretty interesting moving crew – a mixture of kids, trailers we weren’t so good at backing up, and we piled up furniture so high in the back of a pickup, one of our guys had to do a Spider-Man quality job with the rope to keep the stuff in.
But we got the job done.
We also prayed with her in her new living room that God would use her new home as a place that brought him glory and that much ministry would take place there.
This past Friday I was at Method Coffee meeting someone when Bridget walked up.
“I’m so glad to see you,” she said.
She told me she was getting baptized at The Heights and wanted to make sure we were there.
She said that one of the biggest turning points in her life was that moving day.
God reached down and showed his love through a group of people who didn’t even know her but helped her move anyway.
She said she used to wish she could be like those people who always seem to exude the peace of God no matter what comes their way.
Just recently, she said someone told her that they saw God in her and wished they had that. That made her day.
You never know how much impact speaking and living the love of God toward someone can have.
All I know is this past Friday, she never once mentioned the two meetings she had with me where we talked through things that were going on.
But she couldn’t stop talking about a group of people that gave up a Saturday morning to haul some couches, beds, and tables.
Let us love not only in words, but in deed also.
I’ll close with two of Bridget’s favorite verses:
Hebrews 13:2 “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”
Romans 8:18 “I consider that our current sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”