Several years ago, I had the joy of being on the receiving end of such an act of kindness.
One December morning, a very special lady in my life called and asked if she could stop by for about fifteen minutes. I told her that was fine, as long as she didn't mind the fact that we (Ruby, Peach, and I) were still in our pajama's. She replied, "No problem, I love PJ's!"
Now you can see why this lady is so special to me!
Sure enough, about ten minutes later my doorbell rang. There she was on my front step, holding a picnic basket...in December...with me in pajama's! I thought, "What in the world?!"
My sweet friend came in, pulled an electric kettle out, started water to boil in my kitchen, spread out a tablecloth on my living room floor, and began to set out her lovely traveling, Christmas Tea.
I was so surprised! And touched.
She had decided to bless several of her friends with a Christmas Tea. But instead of try to get everyone together, plan a big, fancy spread, she chose to share a beautiful moment with each of us individually. The trunk of her car was full of clean teacups and plates and the most glorious tea sweets!
I knew that she was sharing this gift with several others, but for me it was precious!
That year my Grandmother had gone home to Heaven, my mother had moved to another state, I had two pre-schoolers and an infant. I needed some TLC!
God knew and He was behind that act of kindness. It will never be forgotten!
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.KJV
The Fruit of the Tea Spirit is Kindness.