(I know, it sounds like some weird sadomasochistic practice, doesn't it?)
After the recent round of testing, Tom and I ducked into a restaurant for a bite of supper as a thunderstorm was hitting. While waiting for our food, we watched the ominous sky and the allergy reactions spread. I was also messaging my doctor's office to clarify how bad was really bad.
In the middle of all that, I got a text from our small group leader. When I told her about the spreading reaction she offered to meet me at the ER if needed.
This new friend works long hours, has a long commute, and it was a "school night". The last thing she needed was a trek to ER in the pouring rain, and yet she offered, several times.
Dear Reader, all too often, I catch myself making a hollow offer of help. It sets off a negative chain reaction. Because I know I'm not always sincere, frequently my reactions to others' offers of help is filtered through that insincerity. Is anybody else the same way? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!
I'm trying to ignite a more positive chain reaction by being more accountable and dependable. Along the way, I'm learning to take God at His Word more. Have you experienced a holy moment lately, Dear Reader, that comforted and challenged you at the same time?