An Example of Gentleness

 Each Sunday she enters the church, carefully attentive to her mother, guiding her to their customary seats on the fourth row.  Seated between husband and mother, she tenderly looks at each one, eyes shining with the love borne from years of sharing life.

This same precious soul makes the needed phone calls before a funeral asking for casseroles, breads, and salads to serve grieving families.  More than once I have been the recipient of a beautiful, handwritten note expressing her appreciation for me and her ongoing prayers for my ministry.
When I read Peter’s words of description in 1 Peter 3, sweet Lucy always comes to mind.

“Do not let your adorning be external – the braiding of hair, the wearing of gold, or the putting on of clothing – but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is God’s sight very precious.” {v. 3-4 ESV}

 

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You can read the rest of this post on Cravings {The Journal}, an incredible blog by Carey Bailey.  She’s been doing a series on the fruit of the Spirit and asked me to share about gentleness.  There was no better example I could give than sweet Lucy who attends our church.   Please join me there so … maybe she’ll let me visit again!

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