His Ways are not Our Ways

 Posted by on August 10, 2011  2 Responses »
Aug 102011
 

It is my turn to post.  I am late, actually.  Several catchy articles compete for attention in my brain, all having to do with habits:   “Top Ten Habits for a Clutter-Free Home,” ” How to Keep Children Interested in Schoolwork,” and “Habits for Keeping Hubby Happy.”  All may be written someday, but right now my heart is heavy with my friend’s burden.  Her two and a half year old daughter is in the hospital facing cancer, surgery, and chemotherapy.  Three older siblings stay home under the care of relatives and friends while Mom and Dad keep vigil over Baby’s bedside, unable to attend to the needs of their other children.  Friends from our homeschool group reach out with food, transportation, childcare, house cleaning, cards, and prayer support.  I can only imagine the shock I would feel at such a diagnosis for one of my children, but for the dear friend, the shock is a reality.  So I want to remind us to remember the habit that really matters…love.  Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength.   Then let His love pour out through you into your husband and children.   Give a hug, read a story, get up early and make a special breakfast.   Listen, really listen, to your teenager.  Let that love spill over to other believers, especially those hurting or in need.  Send a card, bring a casserole, take your friend’s children to the park so she can have a much needed rest.  Jesus said believers would be known by our love one to another.  Put love first, and let everything else fall into place…schedules, schoolwork, chores.  All important things, but remember “the greatest of these is love.”
Wife and homeschooling mother of three, Kim enjoys reading, writing, and watching old movies. A self-proclaimed chocoholic, she also loves to cook and bake. You can find more of her musings (and recipes) at thedaisymuse.com.