Thursday, December 29, 2011
I don't know about you, but I CRAVE fellowship with others....I may be a true introvert and may cherish my quiet time at home with my books and my family, but if I did that all day every day, loneliness would consume me! Some of us are married, some are single, but no matter if we have a spouse or not, I believe we were each made to truly need someone. Even Paul (one of the greatest missionaries/evangelists of all times) was single, but had the gift of the Holy Spirit to aid him, as well as the fellowship of believers in nearly every city he travelled to who embraced and welcomed him....who lifted his spirits and blessed him with deep rooted connections in the short time he would stay with them. Our front door has been a daily reminder to me this christmas season of how truly important connecting with others is. With each card that arrived in the mail, our family received updates on loved ones and images of children who are growing (btw: could you please tell your precious children that Mrs. Lindsey said to STOP THAT????!!!!). It's been an incredible blessing to connect with all of you and I'm so thankful you thought of us. In fact, we took all of our Christmas stuff down yesterday (sigh), but the cards remain....not sure how long they'll stay, but for now, I'm just not ready to take down all of your beautiful smiling faces!!! World Vision - they're an incredible organization who are actively working to make a lasting difference in the lives of people who desperately need to be touched!