Someone Else

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is the Father who is full of mercy and all comfort. He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NCV)

I’m reading a book that was recommended as a book that changed your life, on one of the Facebook groups I follow. The book is titled The Extraordinary Deaths of Mrs. Kip, by Sara Brunsvold. The name piqued my interest even if it isn’t something I would have been drawn to initially.

I don’t want to spoil the story, but I’m not even halfway through and I’m already seeing where my life could change for the better. I’m quoting two scriptures that are reflected in the storyline.

When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves. Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others.

Philippians 2:3-4 NCV

I am a selfish, self-centered, self-conscious, self-absorbed, (you get the point) person. Aren’t most of us? (Truly, all of us. Just not all will admit it.) Now, I hate to use my physical and emotional states as excuses for thinking about myself when my husband is in the middle of his own issues. Clearly, the Bible would tell me differently.

A song came on while I was preparing to write this and it was a perfect reminder: Broken Together by Casting Crowns. I am broken, my husband is broken. Mrs. Kip was broken, but in the midst of her pain, she still thought of others needs. That is how I want to be.

Someone else needs you, too.

Grace & Peace,


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