My purpose in creating the “Beautiful Servant Award” is to honor those who share their lives with others with the intent to bring more glory to the throne of God. You can read more about that here.
The first two recipients of this award are two women who have experienced agonizing loss, yet with trembling limbs, aching souls, and throats parched from days full of crying, they lift praise to the King of Kings. Jesus is their hope. They cling to Him…to His truth, His love, His unfailing mercy, and they press on. That is beauty. And their beauty has inspired me and many others. Without further ado, the summer 2008 recipients of Becoming Me’s Beautiful Servant Award are:
Angie from Bring the Rain for her post The Past and the Pitcher. Angie is the mother of four precious little girls. Her youngest daughter, Audrey Caroline, was escorted to the arms of Jesus several hours after her birth. In her story The Past and the Pitcher, Angie shares a message of beauty found amidst brokenness. It is a true story of hope and a testimony of God's healing grace.
Wendi from Every Day Miracles for her post The Innocence of a Child – The Voice of Truth. Angie’s sweet Audrey Caroline has a friend in Heaven by the name of J.D., he is Wendi’s first born son who lived on this earth for 10 days. His twin brother K and his two younger brothers are darling little guys who fill their Mommy’s heart with love. Recently, Wendi and her husband experienced loss through miscarriage. During an especially tough moment, God worked through her young son Jay to saturate Wendi with His love.
If you have not already, I do hope you will have the opportunity to get to know these beautiful women and read their stories. They are stories of hearts surrendered to the glorious will of God. They are indeed beautiful servants.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:10-13