Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Church At Its Best

When it works the way it should, there's nothing sweeter. Here we are, back in Houston, staying at a beautiful house...for free. Driving a borrowed car...for free. Friends offering lunch, offering dinner, offering rides, offering fellowship, friendship. Meeting our needs when we've done nothing to deserve the kindnesses. The body of Christ helping a couple of wandering artists find their way.

I'm overwhelmed. So thankful. And hoping I've done something to meet their needs. Hoping I've filled a missing piece somehow, as they've done for me.

To whom much is given, much is required.

I'm hoping that one day I can offer someone a place to stay, or give them my car, or feed them a good, home cooked meal. Or maybe I'll be the person they know will pray for them. Who will listen without judging. Encourage. Care. I'm hoping that I'll remember how much has been given to me.

We need each other.

I'm learning how important that is.

4 comments:

Popcorn said...

Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. I Corninthians 10:24 Seeking the good of others is the secret to joyful living beyond our circumstances!

majorsteve said...

Fancy, I do not know you and Seth. Laurie and I met you once at Staci's 40th in Sugar Land but I'm sure I wouldn't know you on the street. Nevertheless, I've always prided myself on being a good "appraiser of character"(pun intended) and I can say with certainty that you and Seth are one in a million each in your own right and probably one in a billion as a couple. It is a testiment to your faith and your character that you have so many friends. God bless both of you.

FancyPants said...

Majorsteve,

I do remember meeting you, and I think your daughter is doing some theater with my (little) friend who's playing "Chip" in Beauty and the Beast.

Thank you so much for your kind words. As for our friends, it is only by the grace of God that we are given such gifts.

Whether we know each other or not, we're kind of, (but not really at all) family due to Seth and I's somewhat adopted status into your wonderful sister's home.

Who knows! Maybe our paths will meet again!

God bless you and your family, as well.

Kelly said...

Very true my dear, we need each other.