Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 5 Number 23 “Thirty Years Ago But Right On Today!”
June 8, 2022
Over these past several weeks, we have been looking back over just a couple of the dozens and dozens of “Karen’s Notes.” I am excited to share this post from January of 2020. I am praying that the Lord will use this very brief note to bless and encourage you today.
Thirty years ago Karen was to speak at a ladies’ event in New York State. Her assignment was to encourage ladies to be more sensitive to others and to discover joy in encouraging and serving. I am not sure how she did it in just one presentation. (You know that she had the tremendous ability to get right to the heart of the matter in twenty words or less! Her husband was still getting to the heart of the matter after 200 words!)
One of the verses she used was Proverbs 31:20, “She stretches out her hand to the poor; yea, she reaches forth her hands to the needy.”
Karen wrote: Christ showed such sweet sensitivity in His ministry. The hungry crowds were fed. Those grieving were cared for by the Savior who wept. He understood when the disciples grew tired. He even cared for His mother while He was on the cross. Because of His wonderful love there ought to be a sweetness and sensitivity in our lives. We need to be encouragers to those who serve publicly. Don’t forget those who serve in less public settings. Have you thanked the nursery workers, kitchen helpers, those who care for the facilities and even those who serve on the prayer chain?
Michael’s observation: Lots of things have changed all around me in the last thirty years. However, this application of God’s Word certainly has not changed. I want to be more sensitive to others and an encouragement to those around me. Yes, indeed, this is so needed today by both ladies and men!