I’m reading through the book of John, again. I did a few months ago, and found it so interesting. I felt like I was seeing Jesus a fresh once again. I was reminded and confronted by how He lived. What He said to people. Who He loved and called friends. Man, He really calls us to live a very different life, and I was convicted about that and what it means for me living here in suburbia. Cause to be honest, sometimes it feels easier to follow and model Jesus when there are poor all around you. Or your neighbor always needs help. Or the local brothel would love it if you came by and started a bible study. And hey, feel free to swing by the prison and do a little Bible study with them too. (Yes, I do realize I can do that here but somehow it feels different to me?!?!)
So what about here? In Katy Texas where, I’m noticing, everyone is fine. Or at least says they are. And no one needs Jesus from the outside, so it’s harder to look at people and see their physical needs. So, I’m processing how to do this. I’m praying about what/how He wants me to get involved in here. I’ve been praying about it for a while now, and I’m afraid if I don’t just jump in somewhere then that’s all it will be. There have been plans for our church to delve into some local ministries, but for various reasons, that has been put on hold for the next month. And that has kind of been my excuse. sure, I’ve met a few neighbors and other people various ways, and done some playdates, but I’m ready for more.
A friend here visits her grandma in a care facility, and I’m hoping we can start coming with her to just go and visit and love on some people. It seems like a good thing to do with the kids, since we are together all day every day! We’ll see, I’ll let you know.