Cup of Water

Deborah (3 years old) had a bad night.   She had not been able to keep any food down and could not sleep.

Deborah

Deborah

I was already in Charlotte when I received a call from the family via a translator.  They said she was listless and they were worried about her.   You see, when Deborah was just a baby she had gotten so sick her eyes had rolled back and her hands had cramped up in convulsions.

I called my wife, Kay and she stepped up to help this family, they spent the whole day at the doctor’s office.  Really as the day went by there was not much that could be done for Deborah besides monitoring her and seeing if she could keep any liquids down.  By late afternoon Deborah had a sip of Gatorade, sat up and began playing again, the family was able to go home by 7:00 PM.  I thought about what Kay did, all the things she had planned for the day but put aside and I couldn’t help but think of the words of Jesus  (Mark 9:41 NIV)  I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward. Sometimes all God asks of us is to be there as a friend.  Kay I commend you, you were doing the Lord’s work on Monday!

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About johnmcmurphy

Jesus is first and foremost in my life. He is above all religions, principalities and powers. In everything He must increase and I must decrease. Into the hands of Jesus, God has placed life and death, truth and purity. strength and meaning. Only in a growing understanding of the triune God, and his son Jesus can I do, breathe, exist and serve. I have a Bachelor's degree in Bible from Vennard College, a Master's in Social Science from Azusa Pacific University and a Ph. D. from Ohio State in Family Relations and Human Development. I am an ordained pastor involved in cross-cultural ministry. I am currently employed at several colleges as an instructor. If you need to get in touch with me, just leave a comment, I screen all comments and so you can leave further contact information which I will erase before it is published. -John

Posted on July 30, 2008, in C-D, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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