Originally posted on Bushel and a Pickle :
Funny how encouragement comes to us when we don’t “want” to do something that inconvenience us and our plans.
Our guests were deeply moved by the Christmas morning service. For the one widow and her children refugees from a hostile land found the words of hope. The welcome she receives is an encouragement toward understanding this Hope that is offered freely.
A family still on a journey toward Him…searching for faith and hope and His peace.
We planned ahead. We had breakfast ready more quickly than usual. We not only laid out cookies the night before we also laid out our clothes. Everyone was up. We tend to be sleepyheads on Christmas morning. All the presents were opened; we all ate and we all left in time! Wow!
I wasn’t thrilled about Jim picking up our visitors. It meant instead of part of a row we would need…
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