Monday, March 26, 2007

The Power of Words

I am so amazed how often someone says something that stops me dead in my tracks and challenges me to really think about the way I live and to live better.

Our friend is living and working overseas right now in a place where there are hundreds of homeless kids living on the streets with no place to go. She is living with, teaching, learning from, and loving these kids everyday. She is a huge hero to me....I am so proud of her and so proud to call her a friend.

She sends us updates about what has been going on there and how we can pray for her each month. Many of you know that I am a follower of Jesus - that I love him and I believe he is who I should model my life after. Please know that if you are not a Christian, I'm not trying to preach at you or make you be one. :) I'm just sharing a quote that spoke to me hopes that it will bless and encourage some of you.

This is an excerpt from her email:

" 'When we leave the village and get rich we do not forget our friends', explained my friend as we walked around her little Javanese village last month. 'We Javanese learn from the rice. The taller and more fruitful the rice gets, the lower down it bends.' After this comment, I was quiet for a moment and thought about the profound wisdom of this statement then said slowly as I received the revelation, Jesus was like that. He was the highest anyone could ever be- He was God, but he lowered himself to the lowest place. I love Jesus. I love that he did that for me."


Jessica Raff said...

Hey Stacy Its Jessica I keep looking at your blog like 2-3 times a day to see if you have posted any of our wedding pics.HAHA I can't wait to see them! Should I expect it to take at least a week? Just let me know your awesome Stacy. Can't wait!
Love Jessica

Stacy Cross said...

Girl - you're crazy! :) I should have just a few up this evening - keep checking - the anticipation is half the fun!!! haha.