Allow me to begin with an apology. I have neglected this blog for a few weeks because we were moving house. Sorry.
We love the new home and are settling well so I am now back.
I enjoy reading other people’s blogs and one of those I subscribe to is Fresh Manna by Pastor Tim Burt. Always worth a read. The latest had a great story so I emailed Pastor Tim and asked if I could reproduce it here. He kindly gave me permission.
The Spoon that Feeds
A man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, “Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.”
The Lord led the man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the man looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the man’s mouth water.
The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths. The man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.
The Lord said, “You have seen Hell.”
They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the man’s mouth water. The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.
The man said, “I don’t understand.”
“It is simple” said the Lord, “it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other. While the greedy think only of themselves.”
Gal 5:13 “For you have been called to live in freedom–not freedom to satisfy your sinful nature, but freedom to serve one another in love.” The Spoon That Feeds – Author unknown
I love that analogy.
It exactly reflects the idea behind Christian House Sitters. This is a ministry where everyone helps each other and in turn is helped at the same time. Home owners wanting to go away get a reliable Christian to look after their home and pets free of charge. House Sitters get rent-free vacations all over the world and all the income (note income not profit) goes to provide for needy children in a Christian Children’s home in Kenya.
Everyone is both blessed and a blessing.
Have a look at the website (www.Christian-housesitters.com) and if you have any questions feel free to contact me
God bless you,
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