Thursday, September 28, 2006

Mercy Delivery

In our small group at church we have been discussing the attributes of God for the past six weeks, and examining how we can emulate those outside the walls of the church into our daily lives. One week we talked about mercy and the kind things we do for one another out of Christian love - as we discussed this the EMT in our group got paged and had to rush out to his ambulance and go save someone. We laughed and said he was on Mercy Delivery - someone must have ordered a large to-go! What a great concept, we thought - Mercy Delivery. We all had a good chuckle.

Tonight I was the recipient of Mercy Delivery. As you may have guessed from my previous post, it has been a difficult week at our house. Tonight was the visitation for Hubby's Grandpa; tomorrow is the funeral. We have dealt with a tremendous amount of stress this week, both funeral and non-funeral related. Enter Mercy Delivery. Tonight my small group brought a meal to our house - a simple act, you would think - I expected one person to show up with something yummy to take the burden of preparing a meal off of me tonight. Instead I opened the door to SIX women and FIVE children, all bearing plates of food - everything from tamales to chicken salad on croissants to cookies and pecan pie. I was overwhelmed by the love. Everyone came in with a hug and a smile and the laughter and love overflowed from the windows and doors of my house. I don't have the words to describe that feeling - knowing that these people LOVE us and PRAY for us and genuinely CARE about us. I was moved to tears.

Perhaps this Mercy Delivery thing is a good idea. Ironically tonight as I browsed thru the blogs I read, I found another sort of Mercy Delivery here - take a minute and check it out. It'll make you feel all good inside. I know I do.

6 comments:

katielady said...

That just warms my heart! I'm so glad you had FRIENDS show up in your time of need. This is why I'm such a huge advocate of taking meals to people. It's the little things that matter, ya know?

Love you sweetie, I'll be thinking about y'all today!

Bubba's Mom said...

I am so thankful that y'all are in such a wonderful, caring group from church. As the song says, "They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love".

cjh said...

That is really nice. It seems weird that people cook when there's grief but it honestly helps. Food=comfort...what nice people. And I hugged no one in the airport this afternoon. I got the mental image and giggled, though.

Navy Son said...

I love you

wendy bird said...

i love you all!

cjh said...

Um, are you ok? It's been a week...