All I can say is that I’m speechless tonight and SO THANKFUL we were able to participate in delivery – loved that God worked that out for us. It was a huge perspective check for our family, one that left us in tears. We so live in a bubble – and it’s time to get out more and help people who REALLY need it. I think what blessed us most was to hear them talking about how good God is. I asked if I could pray for them and they said “yes, of course!” and then we all held hands. The son of the grandmother we were there for said, “Now I would like to pray for your family.” My prayer sounded like a baby Christian compared to his- his faith was strong and you could tell he had experienced more things than I could even fathom with the Lord. Then, I was moved by the prayers my children prayed in the car on the way home for that family. Count us in for next year! And please let us know if you do anything in between.
Another mom recounts her experience like this:
My family was able to engage with 4 families and they were so thankful for the few things we gave them. One though, has my heart. She is about my age and has three teenage kids, and is deaf. She was home alone and I signed a little to her and my kids signed and sang ‘Jesus Loves Me.” We embraced several times and sobbed together. In her deaf language she said in my ear “best Christmas ever.” She kept hugging me and my kids. I found some paper and wrote “what do you need?” and she wrote “clothes for my kids.” I am going to see if I can take her and grant her that wish sometime this week.
I hope that inspires you and your family to get out of your “bubble” and share the love of Christ with others. There’s no better Christmas gift you could give, and that’s a legacy that will last for generations.
Isaiah 52: 7 says, “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation.”
Merry Christmas to all of you! I am blessed by all you do for your families and your communities. Thank you for being a legacy mom.