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.