liluga - love isn't love until given away

"Loving God means doing what he tells us to do, and really, that isn't hard at all." 1 John 5:3 NLT

Friday, May 18, 2012

My New Dishes

Yesterday morning I went to a neighborhood garage sale with my friend Karen.  At the first sale, a lady was selling a set of ten dishes (dinner plate, salad plate and mug) for $10.  She also had a set of ten wineglasses for sale for $20.

Being that I am a dish-a-holic, I was immediately drawn to these, mostly because of the pattern.  My husband is from Mexico and we cook Mexican food often.  I thought these dishes would be perfect for us, because, as we all know, food tastes better on good looking dishes.

Karen and I were chatting with this lady and I was telling her how I love dishes and about my husband and how we love to cook.  I told her I would like to buy the set for $10.  As we were starting to pack them up, she said to me "I want to give you the wine glasses also.  I would rather give them away to someone who would use them and enjoy them then sell them to someone else".  Not only did she give me the ten wine glasses, she brought out seven more larger glasses that could be used for water and packed them up also.

Wow, that was a blessing and her act of kindness made my day.  What a great example of not holding on tightly to our possessions!

There are so many ways to give love away, and the neat thing about it is, having been blessed like this inspires me to bless others likewise.  It really does warm the heart to be the recipient of a gracious act, and it always warms the heart to be the one giving it away.

"And without question, the person who has the power to give a blessing is greater than the one who is blessed". Hebrews 7:7 NLT