Can I Borrow a Cup of Sugar?
"Carry each other’s burdens…"
It’s an old adage, but one that evokes friendship, neighborliness and even security. I enjoy the thought that if indeed, I am in the middle of baking my famous chocolate chip cookies and find that my pantry is running low on an ingredient, I can run next door and ask for supplies. And I have.
Isn’t it interesting that having back up, even in the trivial activity of baking, brings security? Great neighbors provide security. Lousy ones steal it away.
The last couple of weeks my level of personal security has been challenged. Will John be okay? Will our lives change? If so, how? But I’ve found that my brothers and sisters in Christ, have brought me security. Like great neighbors.
In fact, a few times I have gone to my neighbors in Jesus and asked a deep spiritual question. :0)
"Can I borrow some of your faith?"
And like great neighbors, they’ve helped. They’ve seen those moments in me where I’ve been filled with panic and doubt. They’ve gone to their Biblical cupboards and loaned me a cup of truth.
"Robbie," they’ve said, "God is in control. He loves John even more than you do. He’ll get better. He will."
I’ve received their faith and added it to my heart. The result has been a recipe for perseverance. Perseverance to walk through the journey of John’s motorcycle accident.
We need each other, don’t we? If you are experiencing a lack of faith, don’t succumb to guilt. It’s useless. Look around.
Ask a neighbor for a cup of faith.
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