It's a beautiful, sunny day - something to celebrate since we don't see much of the sun in Michigan this time of year! The snow came late this season and though I'm not a big fan of it, after looking out at a dreary brown landscape the better part of last winter, I decided I much prefer the ground and trees wrapped in the blanket of dazzling white I'm looking at today.
That's just how much snow we had earlier in the week. I was out shoveling until I could shovel no more, but when I retreated into the house and gazed back out at the driveway, I thought it felt like I had shoveled far more than it appeared. I had cleared perhaps two car lengths of the driveway, which if we lived in town would've done the trick. But we don't live in town, so it barely made a dent. I just asked my husband how long our driveway is, and he said it's about 300 yards long, or the length of a football field.
Then there are the people not easy to serve. I learned this first-hand a couple years ago, which is when God first brought the verse above to my attention. While it's important to express your gratitude when being served, it's equally important not to expect it when you're the one doing the serving. With some people it's easy to grow wearing while doing good, which is why it's so important to remember that ultimately it's God whom we're serving. He will never forget the love we've shown to him through loving others - especially the unlovable.
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