Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day.  As we celebrated the important role that Dad’s play in the family we heard a very inspiring sermon in church this morning.  The topic of the “conversation” was Superheroes.  The gist of the conversation was that superheroes, like Superman, have super-powers – x-ray vision, strength, speed, etc.  Unlike our societal concept of what super-powers a superhero needs, Jesus flipped over that concept.  Jesus says the meek, peacemakers, the poor, the grieving, etc are the real heroes.  I can be a “superhero” by modeling my life after Jesus’ life – serving the downtrodden, the sick, the outcasts, etc with compassion, love and humility.

That struck a chord with me today.  In about ten days a young woman will be experiencing life with our family here in America.  While certainly we will have lots of fun and learn many things about each other, my priority is to be of service to God by taking the love and compassion and humility he showed to me and doing likewise to Daniela.  We must be of service to her, meet her where she is and love her unconditionally!

By the grace of God I pray that she may know God’s love for her through our love for her.

As for where we are in the process … we have been especially blessed.  We needed two air conditioners and a full mattress set.  Today we received two air conditioners and were able to purchase a full mattress set at a reasonable price.  God is good!

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