Tea and Sympathy

You’d be surprised what a little chamomile and honey can do. Maybe it’s not the chamomile and honey but the friend who brews it, brings it, and sits with you in the dark. Have you ever been in the dark in the middle of the day? I have; it’s not on anyone’s Top 10 places to stay, I can assure of that. As a matter of fact, it’s on my Top 10 places to stay out of if I can help it. This week I went there unknowingly (God knew). It’s probably better that I didn’t know because I would have given the Lord my Top 10 reasons why He should probably send someone else. You know, someone better equipped. Then of course there’s Ephesians 4:11-12*

I sure am glad someone was equipped to do that for me, more than once. I remember what Chaplain Jim Freed says about counseling the men in the Colony, “Sometimes you have to into a dark place with a man and lead him back out.” God and I went in there and guess what, we got her out! I’m glad I didn’t miss the blessing. I’m also glad I was sensitive to His leading.

*And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers.

His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church),… (Ephesians 4:11-12, AMP)

Dina Seaton

One thought on “Tea and Sympathy

  1. Jayne Brosonski says:

    Your words speak volumes to me at this time. I could very easily go to that dark spot as I am challenged with the things of this world that we must navigate through. A song runs through my spirit as I wake this morning “in the good times and bad You are on the throne You are God alone. “. Please pray that I will continue to look up for my strength.

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