|14 of these people are me, my wife, my kids, their spouses, and their kids.|
Not only did they make the effort, and it is an effort to travel with two toddlers on a plane or in a car for 10 hours. It is also an effort to arrange to get off when you are in residency, or to work extended hours on a project so you can come. Not only did they come, they served. They served by doing small things like mixing and pouring punch, keeping water and punch glasses filled, holding umbrellas for people to get in their cars, and all without being asked.
I know that it is not just our instruction that produces this result. It is the work of Christ in each of their lives. I am grateful to Him for answered prayer.
You may have noticed that this parent gig is not an easy one.