On Saturday morning, the men in our church have a prayer meeting in the church fellowship hall. Recently, we received a Keurig, which has made their time even more enjoyable! This past Saturday, my dear husband surprised me with a cup of coffee. I wasn’t expecting him, because he had only been gone for a few minutes; then he explained that he had tried this flavor of coffee and it was too sweet, but he knew I’d like it!
How thoughtful, but the part that was really thoughtful to me was that he brought it to me in a glass cup. We have paper hot/cold cups, but they have a tendency to pick up any odors of their surroundings! It doesn’t flavor the coffee, but it does spoil the coffee for me. I’ve come to realize that I have a super sensitive sniffer – no one else seems to notice this.
As I was enjoying my cup of coffee, I was nearly finished when I realized the cup! How thoughtful. If I could take this moment to brag on my sweetheart – he is like that: he looks for ways to make things special for me!
It was a rebuke to me. Do I do that? I’d like to think so, but too often that is NOT the case. Recently, I did do something for him that was out of the norm and he was so surprised and so appreciative. 😦 It wasn’t much, but it was something that I didn’t want to do, but knew it would be a help to him!
So what’s the lesson?
Others, Lord, yes others;
Let this my motto be:
That even when I kneel to pray,
My prayer will be for others.
So often, it’s the little things that really show that we care – the little things that benefit others and are not convenient for ourselves! Try it! You’re spouse or parent or sibling will be blessed and so will you!
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.Matthew 10:42