I am so proud of my life group! We have joined together in an effort to support and show the love of Jesus to a family who needs it right now. There is a really sweet couple I know who are pregnant, and about 19 weeks into the pregnancy the mom had to have surgery on her cervix and is on bed rest indefinitely. I was really touched by this story because of how early she was put on bed rest. A baby has to make it to at least 25 or 26 weeks to have a good chance of making it, and to go full term would be so much longer than that! The wife is open to Christianity but the husband is not at this time . . . both are from outside the United States and do not have family here to support them. Not to mention that they just moved to a new house 3 weeks before this happened and so they don’t know their neighbors either.
I presented our group with an opportunity to actively provide for and serve this family, and they have taken it and run with it! We are bringing them meals, and each time someone brings her a meal I hear stories of how they stayed and spent time with her, and have grown to love her. Tonight we dreamed together about what God could do in the life of this family through our simple willingness to be available to meet a real need with the love of Christ. Just recently the wife expressed interest in coming to South Bay after the baby is born. God please continue to reveal yourself to this family! Use us in whatever way you can.
Today I had an imaginary conversation with this lady in my head. She asked me “Why are you all doing this, why are you helping me so much?” And I said to her “Because we’re Christians, and this is what we do.”