one of our readers asked us to post about community, and the role that it plays in our lives, especially with ian's disability.
the next day after that email was sent, our lawn mower stopped working while devon was mowing for us. i sent an email that evening to a man in our church, and by the next morning he wrote back to say he would be by that afternoon. by 2:00, i received another email that it was fixed.
that's what community has been to us. being involved in a church that is dedicated to serving others with gratefulness.
even though it can seem that we are always on the "asking" end, which we are, God has helped us to have humility. it can also seem that we don't have much of a role in the church - we can't serve in children's ministry, or lead a care group, or play on the worship team. but as believers, we do have a role in the community of the church and our community at large.
we're surrounded by our biological family and our church family who are always willing to give and help us. like any marriage, ours is not just two people. our marriage is a whole church.
even now as i write this, ian is with his brother caleb and i get a whole day to myself. caleb said that sounds lonely, but it sounds perfect to me. and without community, this wouldn't happen.
grateful for a quiet saturday morning.
thank you, for praying