Monday, July 7, 2008

We ARE The Body

One thing I failed to mention in my previous posts of moldy carpet and hidden treasure is the fact that I also had a slight mental breakdown. As I was investigating my basement/family room, I went into our workshop area and found 'fungus/fungi' growing on the walls. I called my friend, Heather, and she came over to investigate. She had never seen anything like it....neither had I. It resembled lasagne (Yea. It will be a while before I eat that again!) and it was bulging out of the wall. I felt overwhelmed. My gutters needed cleaned, my garbage disposal died, there was a leak by my chimney and it felt like the house was going to fall down around me. My exact words to her were: "I just want to cry!"

Heather called me the next day to see how I was doing. I was fine. The realization that God is the Head of my household had sunk in and although I knew it would take some time, everything would get taken care of. Shortly after we got off the phone Pastor Brett, Heather's husband, called me. He said that I probably wouldn't be happy, but he had organized the men of our small group to come to my house and work on some of the issues. I began to protest that there were people who needed help more than me, but Brett was having none of it. They would be there Sunday and I needed to get a list ready.

Yesterday, at 2pm, they showed up......my mom included. Mold....GONE! Gutters....CLEANED! Gutters that were missing.....HUNG! Leak....STOPPED! It was amazing! These men and women, who I am so blessed to call brothers and sisters, jumped into the raging waters and calmed the sea for me. AND.......after all of that work, Brett and Heather opened their home and fed us. We had an awesome time of fellowship. I was overwhelmed by the genorosity, love, and support of these dear friends. So often we speak of the body of Christ and what it should look like, but when you see it, it leaves you breathless.

14 comments:

Tanya said...

God speaks several times to men and women about their rolls as christians. Acts chapter three so speaks about the first church. We are to come out and help one another. My parents tell me all the time that most of things around their house would of never been finished if it were not for the church family. God bless you sister and I am so glad that some of things were done. Love Tanya

Anonymous said...

Yesterday was an amazing day. All the church family there just jumped in to do what ever needed done. Never heard the men complaining about how hot it was or the fear of climbing on the roof, as I had to go in the house and not watch while that was going on. We are blessed to have such people in our lives. Love you to the moon and back, Mom

Heather said...

@Tanya- Me, too:) Love ya, sister!

@Annonymous (MOM)- Yes! It was an amazing day!! Thank YOU for your hard work, too. Don't blame you for not watching the roof thing. Made me nervous, too:) Love you to the Moon and Back!

Lori... said...

WOW!!! Lasagna? Where was THAT?

Carol - CDCversion said...

Thank you for sharing the Body at work. I loved this post because it was so "Christian"...exactly what Christ would do...helping someone in need. I know you have given of yourself in many ways, and it was time for payback!! Stay with that Body...true servants are hard to find!

darla said...

I love it! that is how the body lifts up the body-beautiful!!! I have been on the recieving end as well as on the giving end...both are an incredible blessing. Love you girl! email me, and let me know how I can pray for you. Love you!

Heidi said...

Isn't the body awesome..
Isn't God awesome all the time.

Did I tell you that you are awesome?

Love ya Girl!!

Heather said...

@Lori- It was in the workshop. We never go in there. The door is always closed and it had gotten damp. It wasn't behind the headboard...it was by the workbench. ALL ALONG THAT WALL! EWWWW!

@Carol-I don't know if it was 'time for a payback', but it sure was a blessing. You are right! That is what Christ would be doing and I definitely plan to stay with this 'Body of Christ'. They truly have servant hearts! Love ya, sister!!!

@Darla- I have been on both ends as well and you are absolutely right! Both are a blessing! I am always amazed at how blessed I feel when I have been able to serve. I'll email you soon!!! Love you, Princess!!!

@Heidi-Yes! God is awesome all the time! You are awesome all the time! I'm loving ya sister!!!!!

Susan said...

Heather , that is awesome how God takes care of all the little things. And he sends us just the right people. I just wanted to let you know that you have been the body to my family and we greatly appreciate it.

Indian Lake Papa said...

isn't it special to have a large family ?! :o)

Nana C said...

Rejoice, yes rejoice, trust in God and lean not on your on understanding!!!!! You are a blessing to many Heather, and your church family, well God has given and you received which made everyone happy!!!!! Love Nana C

Nana C said...

Hey lean not on your own (mispelled) sorry Nana C

Robin said...

Wow! God is good and takes care of HIS children and showers us with HIS love through the storms of life and all the rest.

just1reason said...

I love this post Heather! This is a true picture of being the body...this is what it's all about!! And this is also the perfect post to tell you that Part 3 is finally blogged and on my site:) Thanks for being patient! Hope it was worth the wait!