The day you were born and the day you figure out why.
I vividly remember that statement because I thought it was a little harsh. I wondered if I would always wonder myself or if I would figure it out before I was too old to do something about it.
It wasn't long after that that I did. Or better yet, that Jesus Christ led my steps down a road in Mechanicsville that changed everything.
We were on the hunt for a family to bless at Christmas time. We always do this and it is as much of a fun tradition for us as it is a blessing for another family.
The problem was that this year-we didn't find anybody. I know now that the Lord just wanted to stir our hearts to dig deeper. I have no doubt that there were plenty of families in need.
So we began looking for places that we could instead go and give a few hours of our time. I made a few phone calls and sent a few emails and we ended up at Water Angel Ministries.
God was teaching us that he didn't want our money. He wanted our time.
Boy, did he get that message across.
I really can't explain what happened the first time we came into WA. I am not a superstitious person and Tim would be even less than I. But we immediately felt at home.
We went there thinking we would go fold socks and get shoes ready for the Christmas service. We didn't have any plans of going back after that.
We still haven't left :)
You will find us there every Thursday and Sunday and I have to admit I'd like to be there every day in between.
Last week the sermon was from Matthew chapter 9. Verse 36 says that When he saw the multitudes he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad as sheep having no shepherd.
The preacher kept on preaching but I honestly never heard anything past that verse.
I now live to be an earthly shepherd, leading the way to the One.
It's what I was made to do.