Thursday, March 6, 2008

People, who need people

Yes, it was a sappy Streisand song. But I want to rise above that fact to cite the obvious: Yes. We are people...who need other people. This has become so clear to me over the last few days as we dealt with the cancer surgery of my granddaughter, Little Eva. (You can read about Little Eva at my daughter's blog: )
If you have read any of my blogs, I tend to be a loner of sorts. Self-sufficient. Ever eager to help...but most reluctant to admit I need any. I have needed plenty over this last week. And it has come. From so many places: family members, bloggers, ticket clerks at airline counters, the Dallas police, physicians and nursing staff, even a restaurant chef in full regalia at Magiano's. The details of the encounters would be too much to write. Suffice it to say, that God has used this situation to break down some of the barriers I have put up within myself..some of the biases I have nursed unknowingly.

Much fruit will come from this situation with Little Eva. Miracles have, are and will continue to happen. Perhaps one of the small ones was unexpected and happened in me: Yes I knew I needed Jesus. But He does not come alone. He brings a retinue of His friends to help in His work. For by God's design, we are People...who need People.


Janell said...

You have inspired me to blog Gordon...thanks and God bless you!!!

A dear friend wrote a blog about People who need people, saying that with little Eva's surgery this week he admits it is true. I also believe it to be true. What is puzzling is that I resist that truth. I don't want to need people. And yet, saying that feels so lonely. I want to be needed. How sad THAT truth is to me. I rob those who love me of the joy it gives when they are there for me. Heavy sigh...... because to change means to be needy?

I am surrounded by people who need people. I help where I can. It feels as if we all live in our own castle. Mine has a very wide mote with a huge drawbridge that only opens occasionally. Usually I am shooting darts of little bits of myself from the stone windows. Most who know me would disagree with all of this saying that I am a giving person. I do not have a response to that. There are many needs that are not met and not enough resources to meet them. I pray for God to help us see that we are a people who need people.

Goodnight, Mom said...

Great! Now I can't get that song out of my head!

SweetAnnee said...

Dad, please let me know
what you find out on
Wednesday and how Eva is
doing ...
fondly, deena
lots of prayers!!

Lisa said...

Prayers for little Eva and her family...