Monday, March 30, 2009

You Move Me

Yesterday we moved one of our single saints into to her new apartment and doing so brought two scripture verses and a proverb to mind:

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

“By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

“Many hands make light work.”

Special thanks to: Gary, Emily, Andrew, Chloe, Doug, Jessica, Josie, Melanie, Felicity, Sarah, Rodger, Lynn, John, Minky, Becky, Jacque, Thomas, Samuel, Tom, Daniel, Caleb, John, Betty, Justin, Derek, Luke, Drew, Bob, Darillyn, Ken, Xander, Ashleigh, Andy, Brant, Tage, Simon, Brooke, Doug, Abigail, Madelyn, Megan, Bart, Coreen, Lucas, Patrick and Conner (forgive me if I left anyone out!)

Special Props to:
- The old guys (no names) for moving stuff around despite various physical limitations/maladies.

- Daniel and Caleb (who played a bruising game of Rugby the previous day.)

- Gary (just home from a weekend away with the Eastmont track team.)

- John (for building, sharing and maneuvering his amazing “tunnel” of a trailer.)

Favorite quote of the day: “I think that trailer is bigger than my house!” (Bart looking at John’s homemade trailer.)

I count it my highest joy and greatest privilege to serve the Lord in the midst of a communion composed of the most joyful, thankful, cheerful, self-sacrificing and hardworking folk that I have ever had the pleasure of associating with.


Darillyn said...

Well said and Amen!

Melanie H. said...

Would we have gotten "special props" had I told you about the 6 mile walk Josie, Sarah, and myself took on Saturday?

After such an amazing moving experience as yesterdays I'm actually looking forward to when our we get told to scoot from this house. Then we can do it all over again! ;-)

-Melanie H.

Kudos on getting a nice picture of Thomas. He won't let me get near him with a camera!

Gene Helsel said...

Melanie, sorry, but to make the "Special Props" category it would have to have been either, a "7 mile walk" or a "6 mile walk" with either a gunshot wound, or low self-esteem.

Melanie H. said...