Thankful Thursday ~ Romans 12:15

 

Romans 12:15 (ESV)

 “Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.”

My family has been taught by the example of our parents to always be ready to go where you are needed. My mother and father are the first ones at the hospital when someone takes ill. They are the ones that go to the house to grieve with the family members after a loved one dies. They care for the elderly (and they are elderly themselves) when they have to go into a care facility. Over the last several weeks my father and mother have visited a dying member of their church in a care facility one to two times a day. This is a sole surviving spinster with no family at all to care for her. My father will make all her funeral arrangements and make sure there’s a nice service for her. *We just got the news that this dear believer died last night and my father and mother are on their way right now to the funeral home to make the arrangements for her burial. Please pray for strength and stamina for my parents. I can’t tell you the number of funeral arrangements they have walked friends and family through. Today I am so thankful for them, their example and my youngest brother and his wife who seem to be stepping into my parents shoes with this wonderful service to people. This extends to the hurting and the rejoicing. My brother will fly to weddings, funerals, and special celebrations way more than the average Joe. I am so thankful today for the example in the flesh of those who rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep!

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15 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday ~ Romans 12:15

  1. Incredible! What an example of Jesus’ love for us! What a blessing for your life! Thanks for sharing this! This was indeed an encouragment to read!

  2. Ellen, How beautiful, and what a special blessing to have such loving parents who are an example in right living. Thank you for sharing about them; it is always wonderful to hear about such people, and encourages us to follow their example too.

  3. How sweet of your parents to take care of others in need. It is wonderful that you have such a great example. Sometimes our parents’ actions speak louder than words.

    Thank you so much for sharing your thankful heart with us this week.

    Blessings to your sweet parents and the rest of your family…

  4. Ellen, I have so many different emotions reading this. The few times I have had the priviledge being around your “Mom and Pop” have been so enjoyable. I feel (ouch) jealous, sorrow, and yet great praise and thanksgiving that my son and his son are blessed thru his wonderful wife, by being a part of such a Godly family .

    May God allow me the time to be with Baba & Deda again.

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