Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The simple pleasure of company

I confess... I love having company. I realize that it always means that the house has to be cleaned, and that food must be cooked... but I enjoy it just the same. There is just something about opening up your home for fellowship that is enjoyable.

Our Tuesday bible study, Committed Couples, was without a place to meet due to the lack of electricity in the Greenville area. Our electricity, out due to the "Wind Event of 2008", was restored on Monday morning. Funny isn't it??? Just a couple of miles down the road and there is once again no electricity! Hard to figure out! Anyway, our fearless leader Joe asked if we could possibly host the group and after calling Mickey, we agreed to do so.

Now, you must keep in mind that the other couples attending have been without power since Sunday, so I ran to the store and fixed chili, sandwiches and desserts. I was very excited to bless our friends with something as simple as a meal (and a shower if needed!) We have been with this group from around a year now, and I must say, they have all become more like family. It is always fun when we are together, and Mickey and I were both happy to share our "lights" with them all!

When one couple arrived we found they had gotten their power back this afternoon. While in the middle of class another received a call telling them that power had been restored to their area as well. Only one couple remains, and our prayer is that their power is restored soon. And it was the general consensus that you really don't know what you have until it is taken from you...

A simple, yet very profound thought. Like most things in life, you don't miss them until they are gone... a friend, a loved one, a marriage.... a simple thing like a glass of cold water...

Don't take things for granted... life is just too short... enjoy all that God has given you and enjoy it to the fullest... you never know when it just might be gone!


Rebecca Jo said...

I can't thank you enough for last night!!!! A warm meal, a cold cup of water, a hot shower....I felt like I had a piece of Heaven! Ricky's still loving the desserts he got to bring home too (With his name on them!!!)

Me & My "icky" just love you & your "icky"! :-) Thanks for being AWESOME friends!

Joe said...

Amen to that Lynn!

I can't thank you enough for extending your home to us not only for a great group of Christian brothers and sisters in a time of need but also for a very good lesson as well.

You and Mickey set the bar high in what it means to truly be servants of Christ!

erica said...

I am so very thankful for everything you did for us all last night. That was the best water I have had in a very long time!! So much better than lukewarm water. We love you guys so much!!!