• Anita Ford Vargas

Just as Promised.

Last week I mentioned that I needed to do something for what would have been my son's birthday. Just as I promised I did. I didn't want to mope around and be depressed. Depression is such a spirit killer and there's absolutely no joy in depression. Besides I am not called to be depressed and neither are you.

As one of the 11 volunteers that took on this opportunity. I am sure that each person had their own reasons for attending. Although, my motive may have been self-serving, it was also very enlightening for me. After all I had never given my time in this way. I have along with my husband feed the homeless at our church GSC in Easton, P.A. Yesterday, we served at Project of Easton, We were told that this food pantry feeds 800 families each month. I had no idea the work that goes into making a foodbank successful. It's just life, we all see the finished product but we may never think of the work it takes to get it to the market. There is always a process that has to be followed.

As I stood there while we were packing and shelving. All I could think of is how blessed I am and have been. I thought back to the days before a solid life in Christ. And of course, at that time I thought that life was good. Today I wouldn't trade my life with him for anything! Even my worst days with Jesus are better than my best days without him. And at the end of the day, I celebrated my son the way I wanted to and broke bread with some new friends. For that I am thankful. Although, I didn't have cake or ice cream. What I do have is so much better, I have the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit.

What about you? Where does your peace come from?

Inspirational Reading:

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage. John 14:27 NET version

May mercy, peace, and love be lavished on you! Jude 1:2 NET version

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