Looking For Great Needs
In a lesson on living the life God wants for me, this quote stood out…”Serving is where we meet God’s power to change me and the world.”
I was reminded of a particular Thursday in my life when I had a great need and a friend met that need in such a beautiful way. I was eight months pregnant with my first child, and earlier in the day, received a call from the veterinarian saying it was cancer and there was no way to save our precious dog, Cassius. Later that day I would receive another call. This time it was from my mom saying my sweet, sweet grandmother had passed.
The next day my husband was leaving to travel for work.
I was alone and overwhelmed with grief and with intense pregnant hormones. A friend of mine took it upon herself to come stay with me that Friday night. She brought an uplifting movie and kept me company. She spent the night so I wouldn’t be alone. It was exactly what I needed. I will never forget it.
I was challenged last night to see the greatest needs of those around me and make myself available to meet them. I can only hope to be to others what my friend was to me in that moment.