I tried to write this blog last night. But it wouldn’t come or maybe more accurately, my mind was so bone-tired I couldn’t think.
As you know we had The Grand Sunday night. We kept him yesterday while his mama and daddy worked. Everything I tried to write sounded the same as what I wrote the previous day—Sunday. I handed my laptop to Gene to read the few sentences I was going to call a blog. He was kind, but straightforward, “It sounds like the same thing you wrote yesterday.”
He was right. I hit “delete”, closed my computer, and went to the kitchen to get us both our usual, sugar-free ice cream snack.
Why couldn’t I think of something from my day to share with you—something I didn’t share the day before? Because my day was basically the same—taking care of that precious, little boy and making supper for my family.
Both are wonderful, fulfilling, and exhausting endeavors. Both need to be done every day. Both may seem routine.
But both are born of love. Both pour love into others at the foundational level. They might not seem exciting—caring for a toddler and making supper—but they are one of the most powerful acts of love. Think about it—if each child, each person, felt loved and cared for, and were fed, how would we/others be different? How would our world be different?
Now before I try to make this blog more than I intended, my purpose in writing is this:
If you feel that today you will live the same life you lived yesterday, and if that life is about loving and serving others in some fashion (getting coffee for a frazzled co-worker is serving another in love), then take heart. You are making a difference. You are living like Christ (Matthew 20:28).
Brenda Garrison is an author and speaker who empowers women with the confidence to live their calling. Brenda is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ministry Leadership with a Concentration in Women’s Ministry at Moody Bible Institute. She and her husband, Gene, are the parents of three young adult daughters and live near Metamora, IL.