My Christmas was wonderful. I got to spend it with all of my families. It was worth the 5 days in the car to get to have a day with my siblings, parents and grandparents.
Upon my return I was given something so special, so humbling, and so incredible that I had to share it. I’m a giver by nature, and I love to give gifts. So when I receive gifts I’m always thankful, but this particular gift had me in tears for a good half hour. I had to go to my office to compose myself before I could even say a proper thank you.
What was this gift? Some of my friends got together and prayed for me for an entire month. Every single day. And they didn’t just pray general prayers, but specifically for every area of my life. They compiled these prayers into a beautiful book. Each day has the prayer they prayed along with corresponding scriptures.
I have never in all my life been so humbled. There are wonderful people who pray for me often, my mother, grandmother and the beautiful ladies on our prayer team. But to know that my friends devoted a month of their time to lift me up was beyond beautiful. I don’t know that I could ever repay them for their wonderful gift. It makes me hope to be everything they were praying for.
John 15:13 says No one can have greater love than to give his life for his friends.
My dear friends gave me one month of their life, and nothing could have shown me that they love me more.
P.S.- If you are ever looking for a gift for your pastors wife, I highly recommend this. There are many challenges that pastors and their wives face that many never even know about. What an encouragement to have a tangible reminder in those times that they are not alone!!