My friend was there, like the trooper she is. Going from table to table thanking the vendors for coming. Trying to hide the pain and exhaustion she was in. I could see it in her face, in her labored step. Yet, she was there, a source of light, thanking and encouraging others. I know her whole family was blown away and blessed by the event.
I know that no one of us could have thought up or done this kind of fundraiser by ourselves. God has given each of us talents, and it's beautiful when we all come together using those gifts and talents to better his kingdom and reach out to those in need. It feels great to be part of the body of Christ as we work together to help and comfort and support each other.
"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ... So that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. 26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it."
1 Corinthians 12: 12, 25-26