The week has been hectic and highly strung – there’s laundry to be washed, clothes to be ironed, floor to be mopped, meals to be settled, garbage to be cleared, emails to be replied and important deadlines to meet at work…Added to that, the paperwork to be filed for the maid who ran AWOL and the search of a new suitable domestic help…
Even as fatigue of the week’s stresses and uncertainties of what lies ahead start to wear us thin, God sends his encouragement in the most practical means. A dear friend, Pearl helped to babysit Dana on Friday afternoon so I can concentrate on delivering an important workshop. As if that was not good enough, she went an extra mile by ordering a yummy salt baked chicken for us knowing that both David and I would be too preoccupied (and tired) to plan anything for dinner.
On Saturday evening, our neighbour, Daphne blessed us with a huge Don’s Chicken Pie which we kept as breakfast the next morning (one less meal to worry about!). This evening, another neighbour, Uncle. E.T surprised Dana with this exquisite balloon bouquet which he made himself. Dana was delighted to bits (the neighbours do not know of our domestic situation). The economic value of these gestures may not be significant but their kindness did wonders to our souls…
With every gift that comes a knocking, it’s as if God’s telling us, ‘Hey, you’re going through quite a fair bit but I want you to know, I am in control and I am with you, still…’ Thank you God for each of these angels in disguise. We pray you’ll bless them many folds in return for the magnitude of love they have shown to us in our time of need.
Matthew 25:31-46 (NIV)
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
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Hope your maid problem can solve as soon as possible & everything can be back in order soon for u 🙂