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God is good. Greg and I have been priviledged to spend the last 16 years growing our marriage and our family. Mikayla is our oldest child, Jordan is next, and Isabella is our third. We hope you enjoy reading about our journey of Faith, Family & Fun!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

This Little Light of Mine

I lit my candles this morning in my kitchen. I was amazed at how much light was given off by just one little flame. My sister is in Haiti right now working to help the people in the farthest out regions get help. It is dangerous and the destruction is more than words can describe. However, I thought of her this morning as I lit one candle. She said something to me before she left. She told me that she knew there was only so much one person could do to help. She knew that there were hundreds of thousands suffering and that she might only help a few. Then she said something that has resonated with me since. "But Stephanie, I can't let the idea of sommething so big keep me from doing something so small. I need to be faithful and let God use me in the smallest way He chooses." Of course, she said it so much more eloquently than I ever could write because God has granted her that gift but you get the picture.

PEOPLE.... we are not all called to Haiti. And we are not all called to the outermost ends of the earth. BUT.... we are called to serve. Don't be fooled by how much light is given off by one flame. It is tremendous. Serve where God has placed you today. Be a teacher or a boss or a friend or a mom or a neighbor or a wife or a missionary. Let's let God work the miracles and just show up ready and willing to do what He calls us to do.

Please continue to pray for my sister and their team in Haiti. Pray for their safety and the difficulty of seeing so much pain and suffering. Pray for them to continue to reach out to the people and be able to show them that God loves them.


The Fortenberrys said...

Your posts are so inspiring! Thanks Stephanie.

50 Chubby Toes said...

What a beautiful entry ~ I've been pondering it in my heart these past few days. Your pics have such a soft, warm feel. Blessings, EMichelle

Christina said...

This made me cry. Thanks for your post and for praying for me Stephanie. It is what got me through and home safely. I love you.