Last week, I spent the week with Lynn celebrating our 25th anniversary. It was a week filled with blessings. It started with some friends basically giving us the trip — condo and airfare. I’m always humbled and grateful when I am on the receiving end of generosity. Then there was the beauty of the Caribbean water. I’ve never been there before and was awed by shades of blue that I didn’t know existed. Then on our actual anniversary — we spent part of the day on a somewhat deserted stretch of white sand beach. We followed that by an anniversary meal overlooking a marina. Lynn had fillet Mignon and I had grouper and we left room for dessert. One blessing after another — all wrapped up in the blessing of 25 years with Lynn and our family. I have been so blessed.
So then I read a book by the president of World Vision — “The Hole in Our Gospel.” It’s all about the opportunities to be a blessing to people in need, around the world. As I read I alternated between conviction and consecration, between tears of sorrow and tears of inspiration. It’s filled with facts, scripture, stories, and Richard Stern’s journey from success to significance and servanthood.
It’s a good book. I will give away a copy to anyone who promises to listen to the Spirit of God and do something after reading it. We have been blessed to be a blessing.