Stewardship of others
I was overwhelmed by the care and concern of my dear Thornleigh church family--with all those wonderful cards--and my daughter, Katherine, helped care for me and continues to "keep an eye on me" in the time since I have been home.
The greatest miracle is that three months later I'm sitting here writing this story. In my nursing days, people who had a stroke were left to lie there waiting for someone to turn them or give them pressure care. Care and recovery are so different these days, and I thank God for the care given to me.
Remember this--a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should give. Don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves the person who gives cheerfully. And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 2 Corinthians 9:6?8. Barbara Wood is retired and lives in Hornsby, New South Wales.
This story is used with permission from Signs Publishing Company. More of these stories can be found in these collections: Ordinary People—Extraordinary God, Ordinary People—Faithful God, and Ordinary People—Generous God