Day 30: Thursday, April 4th, 2019

“Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.”
Recently I was made aware of how one of our Stephen Ministers had impacted someone’s life, and I thought
I would share (with permission) how being the hands and feet of Christ had impacted a person’s life.
“My mom’s been going through a lot lately, so I suggested the idea of a StephenMinister to her. She’s not really involved at church, so I was surprised at how excited she was about the idea. I helped her get connected with a Stephen Leader at my church.
“After just a few meetings, her Stephen Minister is already making a difference. My Mom loves being able to talk to someone removed from her life so she can share what she’s feeling without judgment or getting unhelpful advice. She’s even started to go to church again.”What a wonderful blessing it was to hear how one person who listened to God and sought to do His work helped someone in such a wonderful way!
Almighty God, You are the source of health and healing, the spirit of calm, and the
central peace of the universe. We ask that You would fill us with such an awareness of Your presence within that we may have complete confidence in You. In all pain and weariness and anxiety may we rest in Your protecting care; may we know ourselves to be encircled by Your loving power so that we may allow You to give us health and strength and peace, through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Contributed by Laura Winckel