By Deb Benson
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24
A young wife and mother from my congregation was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. The night before her treatments began, my husband and I had the opportunity to go visit and pray with her and her family.
As we visited, I recalled when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the memories of the surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Now eleven years later, it is not the treatment I remember the most but the love shown to me and my family by our church family. They brought meals, helped with the kids, provided financial assistance, prayed for and encouraged me.
I feel that as believers in Christ it is a privilege and responsibility to encourage others in their faith and to pray for them, not only in times of need but daily.
Last Sunday I was able to worship with my church family from eleven years ago. I am so thankful for them and their love for me but most importantly for their love of Jesus and desire to serve Him.