Denise Robinson learned through her 2-year-old granddaughter that being a witness doesn't have to be scary:
My daughter Stephanie and 2-year-old granddaughter Sarah were at an Easter party at the
Army post where Steph’s husband is currently stationed. The event was filled with fun events for
children including a bounce house.
LOVED the bounce house. She would jump
for a little while, run to her mommy to check in and then go right back in the
bounce house. On one occasion, she came
out of the bounce house and, instead of running to her mommy, ran in the
Naturally, Steph ran
after her calling “Sarah, where are you going?” Sarah plopped down next to an 8-year-old little girl. When Steph caught up, she asked, “Sarah, what
are you doing?” Sarah replied, “I came to sit by my new friend.”
Steph introduced herself to the little girl
who had befriended Sarah in the bounce house. The little girl’s name was Alyssa, which Sarah particularly liked since
that is her aunt’s name also. The three
of them visited for a bit and then it was time to leave.
As Steph and Sarah were walking away, Sarah
turned around and called out, “Thank you for being my friend!”
The rest of the day, Sarah spoke often of her
new friend, Alyssa.
for being my friend.” Young Alyssa
didn’t do anything out of the ordinary. She was just nice to a little girl.
Our Membership Covenant at Trietsch includes
“I Covenant to love God
through my WITNESS.”
Most of us cringe
at the word “witness.” But isn’t witness
just being extra nice to someone and extending the hand of friendship? Once we have reached out in friendship, we
can invite our new friend to church, or Bible study or we can listen and share
our faith stories.
And along the way,
someone might just say, “Thank you for being my friend.” Take a moment today to thank
someone who has been a friend to you.