This IS Christmas

This song makes my insides smile. I think the feeling this song evokes is truly Christmas.

This past week I was able to meet the sweet person that is lending Julie’s family a home as they transition into their new ministry. She moved to my town with her husband, who also serves the Lord in ministry. I hunted her down and went to her work with a plant in one hand and a card in another. She had no idea who I was and I had no idea who she was. I only knew her name. No one knew I was going and I had no idea where I was going. I just felt the urge to go, so I did.

It is amazing how the love of Jesus suddenly bonds two people in just a simple introduction. She cried, I cried, we hugged, we laughed and we shared our love for my sister. I tear up typing this. It is such a comfort to know that there are good, Godly people who listen and obey, and step out on a limb to help those who are suffering for the kingdom. I am not in the ministry. I have a sister who is and I had grandparents who were. From them I have learned that it is truly a calling and not for the weak of heart. The sacrifice these people make to share the message of Jesus so often goes unnoticed.

This Christmas I am seeing Christmas in action for my own family, and I thank God for it. What an amazing gift to my soul. We are usually the ones giving and not receiving. Julie will admit it is a real jolt to the soul to be on the receiving end. She is precious. I love my sister, if you didn’t already know that! I was getting a little jaded and I can honestly say watching Julie go through this and receiving from the kindness of others has softened me in a great way. This IS Christmas!

I hope Julie can one day share the ins and outs of this journey with you. She is not able to do that right now, but I assure you she is filled with joy, wearing a smile and always has a laugh for me when we chat. Keep praying for them and she will be blogging again as soon as she is able.

Abby

Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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