In Praise of Jenni
Jenni is the most beautiful young woman in the whole world. She is beautiful first and foremost because she loves the Lord. Have you ever noticed that people who really love the Lord have a beauty about them? They have a sweetness and a gentleness and, well, a glow about them. Jenni has that.
Jenni is also beautiful because she loves people. When she was little (and not so little), she was the peacemaker in her family. She would give hugs and tell people she loved them. As an adult, Jenni has a kind, caring nature. If you ever read her blog, she often uses that forum to say something nice about someone.
Jenni is beautiful because she is intelligent and fun and interesting and has a wonderful sense of humor. She's fun just to get to hang around with.
Most of all, Jenni is beautiful because she endeavors to work out the concept of agape in her life and in the lives of the people she loves. Agape: Not just love, but unselfish love that desires God's greatest good for the person loved. You see, Jenni has gone through the pain of losing both her brother and her father. So when Jenni's mommi said she wanted to go to Uganda for a year to serve the Lord, Jenni would have had every reason to say no, please stay at home. But Jenni did not hesitate. She knew that it was a deep desire of her mommi's heart to get to serve the Lord overseas. So Jenni gave, not just her blessing, but her wholehearted support - support that has never wavered in the past year. That's agape love.
Jenni will turn 29 on Wednesday, October 29, 2008. If you happen to see her, will you give her a big hug and tell her that her mommi loves her more than life itself?