How many times in our lives have we said the words: "If you need anything, just let me know" to friends or family members that are going through a difficult time? I have said those words many times.
Yesterday, a friend in need called me and took me up on that offer that I had made to her just a few days ago. I have to say, I was so glad she did.
In our church, we are taught that if you are having troubles of your own, serve your fellow man. I know that may sound weird to some folks, but I tested that theory today and, it's true. I have been down about our failed adoption, and it is so easy to hide myself away and become a hermit, letting my heart be consumed by sadness over this. My friend calling me was the smack upside the head that I needed to remind me that other people are going through trials and have needs too.
In the midst of helping her today, it gave me a reprieve from my sorrows and gave me a resolve to look for opportunities to serve others.
So, if you ever need anything, just let me know....
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