Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labour on us.
Isn’t this a wild verse? Paul says to tell Mary hello. she had bestowed much labor on him and the men that traveled with him. There is so much work that goes on behind the scenes. When visitors arrive the hostess has been working long before they get there. Then they prepare food, provide clean towels, drinks, and just great hospitality. None of that is easy.
I have traveled to lots of different places and seen how the missionary wives are much like Mary. They work so hard. They do all sorts of little things that I know cost them much! I often find a basket of cookies, snacks, and diet coke in my room, a fan, towels and bath cloths prepared for the time that I will be there.
Then one lady in North Africa is famous for bringing snacks and drinks all day long as the young pastors, missionaries, her husband, and us, visitors talk.
I know that there will be much labor bestowed on all of us tonight at Vision as we celebrate Thanksgiving. We will eat it all in less than an hour and many of the ladies will literally spend all day getting it ready.
Thanks so much to all of you for all you do to be a blessing to so many!