It is a sad day today...every time I finish a Bible Study...it is sad to me! For so many weeks you focus on a particular theme and then...you have to move on to the next subject. And most of you know I am a stickler for consistency and routine so moving on is always bittersweet!
I have been doing a Bible Study in my house for my neighbors this summer. It was on the book of Ruth. It was truly one of the best studies I have done. I saw Ruth in ways I have never imagined. And I saw God's glory showing BRIGHTLY in the smallest details. Details that I had overlooked the many times I had read the book of Ruth. I learned a little about the word "hesed" and how important it is to do that to each other (show extraordinary kindness). Maybe it was the effects of Ms Shelby's funeral this week combined with the whole end of summer Bible study night and it being month end at work...at any rate I have been a little out of sorts the last couple days! So I thought I would issue a sisterly challenge...
Show someone some "Ms Shelby" this week...show some "hesed" to someone...pick a person and shower them with extraordinary kindness. Try to do it anonymously...I realize sometimes not practical or possible though! If you do not have anyone in mind...contact me and I will hook you up with someone in need of some extra love and kindness!
And then after you do it...sit back and Praise Jesus for allowing you the time, money, talent, whatever He gave you...to be a blessing to someone in need of a Ruth! And if you will...post anonymously and share how you were a blessing or if you received it...how you were blessed! I love to see God at work in other's lives...let us live vicariously through you!