Those who love God must also love their Christian brothers and sisters 1 John 4:21 (NLT)
When we lost our big friend Henley the Great Dane to cancer last month, we found ourselves with a house that seemed very empty. Then up walked our friend Allan. On every single visit to our home previously, Allan had never been able to come inside because of his fear of Henley. No matter what we told him about how the worst that could happen would have been some slime if Henley licked him, and maybe some boofing, Allan wouldn't come past the threshold and even asked us to step outside.
But on that day, he came in. It was the first night after we lost Henley and it was a quiet house. Allan fixed that right away. Then he surprised us by staying for supper. After he had eaten he looked at Bunny and asked "when can I come eat with you again?"
Bunny said "How about Monday night?"
And every Monday night since, we've had Allan as a guest at our table.
Allan's a great guest. He'll keep the conversation going, and ask to take your plate to the sink along with his if you are through. His presence and his attitude are that of a servant, and his job is to make you feel better.
He'll never know how much he has done for us in helping us past our grief and reminding us that God uses all His servants in His care for those He loves.
I thank God for His servant of love - our friend - Allan Hill.
Call us if you want to come next Monday night too. :)
Grace and peace,