wHat is lovE mISsions
"LOVE GOD with all your heart,
and your neighbor as yourself."
"You need to start a mom's group as soon as possible, so you have more support!" The counselor's confident voice shocked me. I had just been in the PICU and the Children's Hospital for three weeks. My beautiful baby boy almost passed away. How could I "do" more at a time like this?
You know, I appreciate where the perky therapist was coming from. The intention was "get up and go." But I had already gotten up and gone somewhere inside my head. My heart was broken. How could I take care of a seven month old who could die at any moment?
You understand. The ache of my soul was for someone to listen. I needed to find words, speak, cry, and try to explain the despair I felt. My spirit shouted and whispered to be heard. How could I just nod, smile, blink, and pretend I had energy to do everything the nice lady demanded?
"You can tell me anything." The kind voice of my friend made me relax. I shared my fears, my failures, my wishes, and my weeping. My sister in CHRIST responded in sympathy and empathy. How freeing it felt to be myself.
You, dear reader, are special. The pain, purpose, suffering, and silence you experience matter. I want you to know, I care. My "door is always open" to welcome you. How can I listen to you, right now?
You may call or text me at 719-571-0457. The comment section below is also for prayer requests. I can be reached by email email@example.com and by messages. My ears will hear, and my heart will see. How I shall pray for GOD to help you.
You can also talk to JESUS, Beloved. The desperation you know, HE knows, too. "I do not think HE loves me", you might say. My emotions falsely go there sometimes, also. But oh, how HE truly longs to listen.
Missionaries to the scared, sad, and scarred, Joey, Amy, Mikey, Jonny, and A.J.
Because we are, too.