Thursday, July 14, 2011
Remind Me Of This
One of my favorite Christian recording artists is Sara Groves. One of my most favorite songs of hers is called "Generations." This song has such a powerful message, and I think that when we listen to it, we normally think of how our bad decisions and poor choices affect other people for generations. However, the other day when I was listening to the song for probably the thousandth time I thought about how our good choices and decisions can be equally as powerful. Before I tell you specifically who and what I was thinking about, I want to share a key part of the song with you. The words go like this, "Remind me of this, with every decision, generations will reap what I sow. I can pass on a curse or a blessing to those I will never know...." There is a beautiful and precious lady named Marion whom I have never met, who lives in a different state than I do. She is an elderly lady whose health has not been good of late. Through means that only God can orchestrate, she and her daughter became involved with Mercy Uganda. What a blessing they have been. Together, these ladies have been sponsoring children, providing sewing machines, and now.......providing water. Here are the words of her daughter: "I so much want to help drill the well in Lokop.....I think my mom and I were meant to help answer that prayer. She has talked about wanting to drill a well for such a long time but never did anything but talk about it. I always planned to use some of my inheritance to drill a well in her memory and ask that it be called Marion's Well (which we have named it!). When I walked to the post office yesterday I thought about you and Lydia (one of her sponsored children) and Mercy Uganda and wells and water the whole way. I decided to talk to Mama when I got home and suggest that we split the cost of a well. Now I have tears in my eyes thinking that we will be helping to drill a well in a village where I already know people (at least one of her sponsored children is from that area). That's almost unbelievable. I am so thankful that Mama and I can help do this through you and Mercy Uganda. I'm glad that the process can be started now and she will know that what she has wanted to do for such a long time will be done....."
Her "sowing" seeds of love and generosity, of selflessness and kindness are already ""reaping" hope, and joy, life, and thankful hearts. Her "sowing" will be "reaping" new life for generations. Marion and her daughter are are passing on a blessing to those they will never know. I thank God for Marion and her daughter. I thank God for how He brings people together, how He binds the hearts of His children together to accomplish His awesome purposes in each of our lives. I pray that God will remind me of this every day of my life, so that I will make decisions, choices, that pass on a blessing too....