Wednesday, December 23, 2009

weaving benevolence...

Acts 11:29 The disciples, each according to his ability, decided to provide help for the brothers living in Judea.

She sat at the loom and methodically laced beautiful strands of string. Each strand was a different color, yet when sewn together, a beautiful piece of art was composed. The Persian woman with weathered hands used what was in front of her to create beauty.

Each person who emailed me was different. A doctor, a photographer, a homemaker, a dreamer, a student, a mother, an artist. Each person was like a beautiful strand waiting to be knit together, waiting to be used to create a masterpiece of benevolence.

I sat at my computer with weathered hands and aspired to create beauty, not knowing what would come of these ambitions.

Today the masterpiece is complete and thanks to many of you, two beautiful families living under one roof will have a Christmas to remember. Because of your support and prayers, we've raised roughly $1,600 in two days. Each teen will receive a gift card to purchase anything they want, two boys will receive toys, trains, and trucks, AP will receive a $500 gift card and a turkey to a local grocery store, and the rest will be given to the family in need to help them find a place to rent.

In economic times like these, it is truly more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). Whether you gave three dollars or four hundred dollars (or if you donated the turkey), you gave what you were able to give. Merry Christmas, y'all! I love you.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jesus for using your people to provide for others' needs! Amen!

christy said...

God is good!

Jenn said...

Thank YOU for creating this opportunity to serve. I wanted to help, but I didn't know how. You made a way for my family to bless someone else.

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Praise the lord because he is using you to bless others.. Merry Christmas

melissaruncie said...

Wow! That is awesome! Praise God and Merry Christmas, indeed!

Maribel said...

Praise the Lord!!! HE is the reason :)

Bianca said...

Yes, God is good! I'm so blessed to have been able to help :)

Lydia said...

I pray that stories of God's people pouring out love will become the norm in this coming year! God bless each person who gave and thank you Bianca (and Brianna for the suggestion!) for allowing us the opportunity to put action to our words!

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Angie said...

Praise God!! I got the chills when I read this, lets remember to keep this family in our prayers as Christmas comes and goes!!

James said...

That is awesome! Keep doin' what you're doin', girl.

Blessings to you this Christmas......

Michelle said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!

Merry Christmas Bianca and fellow blog readers! :)

Ignacio said...

Wow. This is beautiful. I'm so happy for this family.

I hope they had a great time and were able to have a great holiday.

Cindy A. said...

My heart got all warm and bubbly reading this!

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