Thursday, April 4, 2013

Likewise, I'm sure!

As I mentioned yesterday on Life with Lynnie (LwL), Easter was a busy time for me.  And, it wasn't just due to all the baking I did, of peanut butter cookies!

Knowing that I couldn't do all the cooking myself, due to my inability to lift, bend, stretch, and carry much of anything, I made arrangements to have my daughters do the cooking for me.

Unfortunately, even though celebrating as one family was my dream, those powers that be decided to not get together.  I praise God that I made arrangements so that each of them would be equipped with everything they would need for Easter dinner.

But, my day didn't begin there.

In the morning, I went to worship at a friend's church.  Actually, several of my single friends worship there.

Before I left the church, I picked up the Easter lily plant that my ex-coworker/friend C had purchased in memory of his loved ones.  Yes, like most churches I've worshipped at, these plants adorn the sanctuary!

Thankfully, I managed to carry it.  Although, I must say that it felt heavy to me.

The reason I picked it up, was because C wasn't feeling well.  In fact, he had only been home from hospital less than a day.

Afterwards, some of us met at a Tim Horton's coffee shop.  Hopefully, everyone enjoyed themselves the way I did!

Great minds think alike!  My friend, the group organizer Y, brought an Easter basket filled with goodies.  I was the only other person who brought sweet treats, although mine were not in a basket!

Then, I was off to deliver the plant and a plate of cookies to C, which was more than I should have been carrying.  After a short visit, I stopped by another friend's home.  I didn't go in to visit, but dropped off a plate of cookies for them, because M hadn't been feeling the best, and she had some family members visiting with them.

It seems like every time there is a Holy-day (holiday) that people celebrate, I do things like this.  Why?  It's just my nature.  I love to do things for others, even if it is taxing for me.

Thinking and writing of this, reminded me of Luke 6:31, " And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise."

You see, whenever someone does something like this for me, I recognize that it is the love of Christ that they have within them, that encourages them to help me, and/or others.  And, it's the love of Christ within me, that makes me want to not just celebrate special days like Easter, but show love and support to others.

There's more to be said, but it will have to wait until tomorrow.

Until next time...

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