It never ceases to amaze me how the Lord can use us in mighty ways even in the simplest of places and situations...
Since last spring I have been leading a ladies group at our church. We meet weekly for bible study, fellowship and encouragement...and best of all lots of fun! This past Thursday, the weather was cool, damp and gloomy. When we gathered at the church there was a definite chill in there and we decided to go in search of something to warm us up a bit. One of the ladies works at the local mall and had been telling us of a new tea shop there that a couple had recently opened up. So off we went to try it out! (I think I have discovered my new favorite place!)
With too many flavor choices in front of us, the owner suggested a brief question and answer session after which he made some recommendations. Once the perfect flavor was selected, we sat down to partake of our tea and some chocolate covered biscotti...YUM!
We began chatting and soon one of the owners decided to join in our conversation. She immediately "fit in" and we talked like we had know each other for quite some time. She began sharing a little about the struggles and heartaches that she's experienced. This is where it gets good!
We were able to share with her from the scriptures and let her know that Jesus loves us the way we are, right where we are at, and that even in times of trouble and hurt He never leaves us. Though we struggle He is with us and is ready to guide us and get us through if we'll seek Him. As Christians, there is no promise that things will be easy, but He has promised to walk beside us each step of the way. If we let Him!
What started out as a trip to warm our physical bodies became the perfect chance to warm anothers heart and faith just a little. Praise the Lord for taking us to the right place at the right moment and letting us enjoy a little "ChristianiTEA".