Monday, November 10, 2008

Cypress Calling

Matthew 25:35-40
35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40"The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'

What an amazing scripture passage, right? God calls us to help our brothers and sisters.. because he helped us. And in helping another as God has called us to do we are not only doing it for the people in need but most importantly for GOD. I dont think anything makes God smile more than one of his people helping others.
This year has been an incredible journey for a small group of stay at home moms that attend the same weekly Bible study and have been doing so for about 2 years. We are all from different churchs and walks of life who had a heart for the needy. We started out by making baskets of goodies for mothers in crisis pregnancies. It blossomed into showers 6 times a year for 10 women who are in need of a little pampering and prayer.
We are first time mothers, seasoned mothers and some grandmothers all working together to fulfill Gods call to us.
This past weekend we took our time to Lifehouse. 3 couples and 3 children traveled down to South Houston and began a big project.
Lifehouse runs entirely on volunteers and Church donations. So we volunteered our time to give these girls new painted walls.
The color that was on the walls had been there for a while and I think were outdated by a few decades. So we spruced them up with a nice neutral color.

The ladies got to visit with the girls that were staying at the house and get to know them a little.
These girls need alot of hugs and to know that they are loved. And I hope that in our short time there we were able to share a little bit of that. Also since we had our kiddos with us and our husbands(one in the same sometimes) I think we were examples of what a Christian family is. They got to see our kids at their best, playing by themselves or sharing with others, and at their worst, about an hour past naptime and screaming at the top of their lungs!
I was greatly moved by this experience. It hits close to home with me and it shows how God puts things in your life to show you what really matters.
My sister is a prime candidate for a lifehouse program.. 3 times over.
I wish that her first experience was in a place like lifehouse so that maybe she would have learned to love herself and know that God loves her unconditionally and that she has other gifts besides her body that God has yet to tap into . I know she is a good person and wants to do well but she is stuck in a cycle that she cant seem to break. I pray for her daily. I know that God has a plan for her and for the little babies that she has birthed. Because each one was a gift from her to another family that couldnt have children by their own bodies and what an amazing gift she has given them. I know her time will come to shine and God will use her to shine his light through.
So be sure and visit our website to learn more about what Cypress Calling is about and what you can do to help!

1 comment:

Kim H. said...

This post makes me excited to be getting involved... I hope that I can help move Cypress Calling to the next level in fundraising. :-) We shall see though!