Experiences of Life
The Word of Life Project is an initiative for 2012 to not only read the word of life and put it into practice,
but to share the real-life results of doing so. This collection of testimonials is meant to encourage all of
us to pick up the word of life, read it, live it and share it. Stay tuned for an experience submission form!
|Problem solving with charity|
|Friday, January 20, 2012|
One night I came home from a long day at work and was ready to head off to bed. My wife was working late that night on a problem she was having with a customer’s website project.
I asked her if she would like me to look at her project and see if I could help her fix it. She said "Yes." At that moment, I put all of this in God's hands, because I thought that it was really an impossible task. After a few moments and a few suggestions, we were getting nowhere and the tension growing because it was late and our ideas were different.
Wife: We decided to contact technical support and get some more help. I was not comfortable with the email my husband was writing, as I didn’t think it had a lot of charity in it for the people who would read it, but, instead of confronting him, decided to suggest saving it and try one more time to see if we can fix the problem with the little lead we had.
Husband: So, we went back to work and after a few moments, I found something in the design of her project that gave us both a new idea. We begin to work on this latest idea together and, within no time, we fixed the 'bug'.
Earlier that day, I had read a meditation on how God wants to be involved in the smallest details of our lives, and that we are collaborators with Him in transforming society. I thought, "Yes, this is true." Both my wife and I had chosen to put charity first, in trying to solve a simple workplace task, even though it was late, and we both were thinking so much differently. I thought, "Yes, Jesus is present here with us. Without Him we couldn't have solved this simple problem. We really are collaborators with Him, in all the tasks of our lives."
Husband and Wife, Indianapolis