Yesterday by bestest friend in Tennessee was baptized! Yayyyyy! Welcome her to the family! I was so sad because we had to miss her lake side baptism due to my daughter having another wretched headache. Thankfully Thieves rescued her from the pain but not as fast as we had hoped. The headache came too close to when we’d have to leave for the lake. Boooooo.
Thankfully she was feeling right as rain not too long later. We still wanted to celebrate our sweet sister and her public announcement of her new life in Christ. So I did what every good friend would do. I hopped on Pinterest. After discovering this awesomely clever idea we popped the kids in Bessie, our large family van, and headed out shopping! We had candy to buy!
I admit, there’s some misspellings. I blame spell check for not coming installed on my markers.
This was such a joy! I certainly wish we could have been there at her actual baptism but here is what she told us after we gave her the candy board…
THAT CARD WAS SO AWESOME!! You touched my heart and brightened my day again with it!! I love you!
I’m not sharing that to puff us up, by no means! No, this is to encourage YOU to brighten another persons day! We had a blast going candy shopping as a family and our sweet neighbors got some sugary goodness with a dash of love. What great lessons to teach the children. We strongly desire for them to have sacrificial giving hearts.
We were a little overzealous on the candy buying. So the baptism card had a front and a back.
Here’s your challenge: In what way can you surprise a friend this week? I’m not asking you to go out of your comfort zone and deliver a meal to somebody you don’t know. Let’s start with baby steps. How can you bless a friend that may need a little bit of “I love you” thrown their way? Pinterest has some great ideas if you need a jump start.
Onward Christian soldiers! Go share His love with your neighbors!
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:28-31 ESV)