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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Jones

Snowplows--I love you!

As I reflect today, I am overwhelmed by God’s goodness and kindness yet again. It seems to be a daily place of existence for me recently. I am really loving it! I believe it is where God wants us to rest always. It is not humanly possible, I do not believe, because our flesh gets in the way, but the closer we draw near to our Father, the more we sit in AWE and WONDER of Him.

Today, His kindness came in the form of a snowplow through our neighborhood. And behind that snowplow or in that snowplow is a person serving our community. Long hours day and night. Thank you all!

I had silently prayed yesterday after a full day of scooping snow with my roommate and neighbors asking God to send a snowplow through our neighborhood if it was His will so it would be easier or even possible to get my car out. I knew in my heart that what was accomplished in our neighborhood and the kindness that was shared here, would be “enough." Already, I had witnessed neighbors shoveling for each other, helping each other get vehicles unstuck, calling and texting to check in on one another, lending a helping hand and being patient to turn around and go the other direction when someone was stuck (there is only one way out of our little Drive).

This chokes me up because I am leaving this sweet neighborhood at the end of this month. I really do LOVE all of my neighbors. I have been blessed beyond measure by their kindness, generosity, God using them to answer prayers, smiles, waves, check-ins, and genuine care. The time I have spent living on Grandview Drive has been a representation of how God calls us to serve one another.

“For even Jesus, the Son of Man, came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -Mark 10:45

I would venture to guess that many if all of my neighbors have no idea how God has used them in my life and the lives of many others.

My prayer as I leave Grandview Drive is that the servant heart attitude would continue. That as storms and waves in life hit because they will, and celebrations take place, they would continue to come together to care for one another the way they have cared for me!

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