So… I think Christmas happened before I could get this post on and now I’m finally getting back into the swing of things! Such a busy few weeks right? This post was almost ready before Christmas so while you are listening you can picture a busy holiday weekend.
Did you have busy holidays? Quiet holidays? We had so much on our minds over the holidays ( more info to come) and my family and house has gotten a little more focus but I’m ready to share with you again! May this post bless you and as always, share if you know someone who may like it!
Happy New Year!
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. whoever it is that abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit for apart from me you can do nothing.”
This morning I woke up to get coffee and see several large trucks pull into our driveway.
Out stepped men in work boots, boys in cowboy boots and several warm Carharrt jackets. These were farmers, country boys: but to us they were community.
Last Sunday my husband announced to the other young couples that he would be fixing the barn roof this weekend and could use some help. We expected a couple extra hands.
Instead, here I am running around the kitchen trying to get coffee ready for an army and heading out to buy cinnamon rolls for this crew. We are so thankful.
My thanks go beyond the favor. You see, this is something I’d hoped for a long time. No, not our Barn roof being fixed.
I longed for community.
I longed to live life with others. Perhaps people aren’t quite the same but they are a part of each other in a way that protects and honors and serves.
In our culture this longing for community goes far beyond my own desires. People use Facebook as a tool to message and talk and laugh, we use texting as a way of connecting and clubs as a way to be around people.
We don’t want to do life alone.
In verse four of John 15 Jesus talks about a two-way relationship. Usually, when I hear this verse I think of how I need to do more or try to be with him more but that’s not the point. I think it starts with remembering that He is here. It says he abides here!
Just open the door.