Nurturing: The Reward


As I conclude this segment of blogs on nurturing I got the most encouraging emails from a beautiful young lady who was one of our “young’uns”.  I would like to share some of her encouragement to my wife and me. She wrote.....

“I just wanted to take time to thank both of you for such an amazing amount of love you gave me as a teenager.  I don't know if you realize how tremendously you impacted that part and time of my life.  In a time when I felt worthless and hopeless, you loved me and treated me as part of the family.  I treasured the times I spent at your house, never wanting to go home.  I didn't want to leave a house so full of Jesus…..   A (family member of yours) invited me to church, and here I am still apart of that church today.  I don't know where I'd be without Jesus!  Deb always answered any questions I had and helped me understand things I didn't understand.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, Thank-you for accepting me just the way I was!  Thank-you for loving me and caring for me and always having an open door!  You'll never know the impact you've had on my life.  I hope you'll experience it when the day comes for you stand before God and He allows you to see how amazing you were to me!”

Wow! I am speechless!  Nurturing one toward Jesus is rewarding!