Do Something About That
Ramblings from Lacy’s dad – Kris and I were so blessed to meet the Downers and the Lyons. They are two couples that saw a need to meet with couples and help them in their walk with Christ, and with each other.
Both couples have had a major impact on us as they encouraged us in our walk, and our marriage. They have been willing to meet with us one or one over coffee. Other times they sacrificially made themselves available to meet with us over dinner.
Several years into our marriage we had Connor. We were fortunate to meet the LaBarrs, who felt led to encourage and coach new parents. Many a time they were there for us when we were so insecure about parenting decisions. Patiently answering question after question at all hours of the day.
Here are three couples that saw a need, and decided to do something about it. Our lives, and our children’s lives, are richer because of those three couples. It would have been easy for any one of the three to say “I see a need, someone should do something!” Our lives, and the lives we have touched, were eternally impacted by Dr. Jim and Mary Gail, Phil and Susie, and Jim and Karen.
Kris and I have started several Bible Study Fellowships (Sunday School Classes) at the different churches we attended. We did so because we saw a need and knew that is what one of those three couples would have done.
My prayer is we are that couple to someone. I pray that we can be half the encouragement to another couple, that those three couples have been to us. We thank God for their willingness to answer the call. We are so thankful they were willing to do something about it!…
You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, 2 and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:1-2)