Thursday, August 4, 2011

My Hands and Feet

A very dear friend was lamenting that she felt she couldn't and didn't help me in any way.  We talked and talked about it.  I felt she does all she can. (she lives in another state a long way from me).  She loves me, always comes to see my when she's here in Oregon, writes to me, etc.... Still she felt badly that she sees me in a life that is so different than hers.  She works full time, is involved in her church and other ministries, has a busy family, etc....

It got me to thinking.  She does many ministries that I would love to do, but simply can't.  And then it occurred to me.  She is my hands and feet.  I am her prayer partner.  I lift her up and support her, and she goes about the doing.

We make a great pair!  I know there is a song out about being God's hands and feet, but I'd never thought about someone being mine before.  I can pray and support others in what they are able to "do", thus allowing them to continue the work of God.  I can pray and support them.  Together we are making this world a better place and I am contributing also. 

What a gift!  I get to "do" something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Praying for you all and hoping this is a great day for you!!!



  1. What a lovely tribute to your lovely friend! She must be very kind and thoughtful to be concerned about helping you - what a treasure! She's a keeper :) Lucky you!


  2. Finding ways to serve has been challenging for me. Each day I pray that I can be led to someone I can help. Emphasis on "can." Sometimes it's talking to my kids, sometimes it's watching kids for a friend. I just do my best. And what a wonderful friend you have! I would say hanging in there, being your friend, and finding common ground in spite of your disease is a wonderful "service" to do for you.

  3. (((Elaine)))

    This gave me goose bumps! As you may know, I am not a religious person anymore, but I certainly understand that one of the best things we can do to help the world is to pray and meditate and pour out great energy into the universe.

    This is very reassuring to believe when you have a chronic illness (or two or three or...) and can understand that your true Purpose on earth is to allow Consciousness to flow out of you... that is, to keep working on becoming fully Conscious so that it CAN flow out of you and help heal the world.