Last Saturday, our family visited with friends in “the Neighborhood.” We spent some time with Mrs. W. and her son B. We’ve known them and have been spending time with them for just over a year and a half. But, something different happened last Saturday.
Usually, after we talk to people for a while, we ask them if we can do anything for them. Mrs. W. has always answered, “No, we’re fine.”
But, Saturday, for the first time, she said that she could use some help cleaning her apartment. I told her that we could ask our friends to help us clean her apartment, but since it’s so close to Christmas and New Years, it may be a couple of weeks before we can do anything.
That was fine with her.
But, it was not fine for my wife Margaret.
So this afternoon, Margaret, our daughter, and a friend of ours went to Mrs. W.’s apartment and cleaned it – sweeping, mopping, dusting, picking up, everything she needed. This was a service that Mrs. W. can never return or repay! What a great example to all of us of worshiping God by serving someone in need!