A couple of days ago, in a blog I wrote called A Story Of Two Brothers I told about a boyhood friend of my husband's whose wife has cancer of the esophagus and stomach. He is struggling to care for his critically ill wife and has been struggling with those feelings of grief, fear, helplessness and loneliness which is so common in situation like this.
After voicing his frustration at living hundreds of miles from his friend, my husband went into action trying to find help for him. Over this past week, this friend has been continuously in the thoughts and prayers of my husband as he has sought God for direction in how to help his friend who by the way, does not know Christ.
I am standing in awe of what God is doing. After getting some leads and contacting some local pastors in the area, the pastor of a nearby church contacted my husband. They wanted to help. My husband put him in contact with his friend.
This past we have learned that our friend has indeed talked on several occasions with the pastor. A nurse in the congregation has volunteered to help in anyway she can, stop by to check on things, give him a break, etc. Others have volunteered to do so as well.
One of the members discovered that he lives a very short distance away. They are "neighbors" and are now getting acquainted. Arrangements are being made to bring in meals and they are talking about how things can be handled when he must go back to work again. In short, this church is not only talking about Christianity... they are living it. They are giving this couple a glimpse for Jesus as they serve them. They are showing them the very hands and face of Jesus. Isn't that what we are supposed to do?
May we not just be witnesses through our words... may we also be witnesses through our actions as well.
Praise God for his faithful believers!