Monday, July 27, 2009

Love In Actions and In Truth

1Jn 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Mama Jane came back to New Hope yesterday (Sunday) after being gone for one week when her father passed away.

I was so excited to see her at church that when it was over I went straight to her and gave her a bear hug.

Mama Jane is the best bear hugger around these parts and wow it was great!

I have seen her two more times since then and she has bear hugged me both times then too…

But the bear hug is not the only thing…each time she smiles at me…says my name and then in her best English says “my daughter, I love you!”

The “I love you” started at her father’s burial ceremony BUT the “my daughter” started yesterday, the first time I saw her after her father’s burial…it is a sweet friendship that we have…one that is not based on words…but based on action.

I wish I could understand more of her words, but for now, I am enjoying the smiles, the hugs, the laughter, and just spending time with her.

It’s a special bond…one that is only possible with Jesus.

3 comments:

Ed said...

Hi Spicy Lena, thank you for all of these great posts. Praise God for the rain and for your servant's heart. AHFT send you love.

BigAl said...

You can replace Posh, "Lena Spice", or " Reviled Helena Spice " Kind of has a nice ring to it. yes Im wierd, I live with 7 girls, ( two are dogs). Miss You,
Ward

Lena said...

haha! Ward...you crack me up! I miss you all! Give all the ladies hugs for me :) Love, reviled spice :)