9/14/21 Tree of Life Mama’s Story of the Day: Service that Comes Full Circle

Last week in the Come, Follow Me (Jesus) reading of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one of the principles was:

“The Lord takes care of those who serve Him.”

That is so true!!!! I have some stories to illustrate that.

First is the story of a friend of mine, I’ll call Mary. Mary was a faithful wife and mother striving to obey God’s commandments. She paid her tithing. She served in her congregation and neighborhood. She was pregnant with Baby #3. She really wanted a minivan to replace her little compact car that fit 5 people. She could fit all three kids after the baby came, in the backseat of the compact car, technically, but she wanted a bigger car so that the car seats wouldn’t touch. So at a gathering with mutual friends she talked about this. One of the friends, I’ll call Jody, volunteered right then and there to sell Mary her old minivan for $50. The scene is indelibly etched in my mind as they sat on a window seat, laughing and hugging each other for the joy that comes from being a giver and a receiver. I love such times!

Another story that reminds me of this comes from the Liahona, a magazine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It’s about two college roommates who visit one of the roommate’s relatives who is sad and lonely. I won’t tell you the rest, go read it here. It does show that the Lord blesses those with service when they serve Him. What we put out, comes back to us!

If you like that story, please go here to get my free devotionals ebook to find links to many more stories to warm your heart! Hint: skip to page 55 to get to the stories, arranged by monthly topics and seasons.

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