Many people in my life put me in awe of God’s goodness to us. He has blessed my family abundantly with amazing family, friends and neighbors. They go above and beyond, loving us extraordinarily well. Their kind hearts encourage me to go out and love big and to give generously in my own spheres.
Recently, we welcomed a new little bundle. As we approached our home with this freshly baked muffin, I noticed our front porch covered with items for this adventure. Bags chalked full of beautiful clothing, diapers and wipes stacked, a lovely swing and a treasured note that I will hold dear forever. A dear girlfriend did this for us.
John 15:13 says,
“Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”
You see, not only did she love us so well but she was sacrificing herself while doing so. As her friend, I know that this sweet woman has been dealing with a lot lately. In a moment when it is natural to be inwardly focused, she was giving herself away for us.
This mirrors what Jesus did! He sacrificed Himself, He suffered for our greater good.
I want to thank her especially and for the others that bless us continually with their sacrificial love. You are an encouragement, a treasured blessing and a reminder to our family to lay down our lives for our friends. Just like Jesus.