Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Cup of Tea

Michelle and Rachel at the Ladies Spring Tea

This gorgeous May pole greeted everyone upon arrival

Is there anything better than strawberries dipped in chocolate?

Beautifully presented tea sandwiches

Scones and assorted pastries

Rachel and I invited Mrs. Nagy to join us at the Ladies Spring Tea hosted by our church this past weekend. When I walked into the room and saw the May pole with all the pastel satin ribbons reaching to the far ends of the room, it took my breath away. It was simply stunning! Needless to say, the food was incredible and the presentation of every little detail was quite amazing. I heard someone talking in the Ladies Room that it took over five hours just to assemble the tea sandwiches. What a labor of love!

The theme of this year's tea was Legacy of Love. The scripture that brought everything together was:

One generation will commend your works to another;
they will tell of your mighty acts.
Psalm 145:4

A panel of women comprised of grandmothers, mothers, and daughters answered questions about how they were living out their faith as a family and what Psalm 145:4 meant to them. I realized I was sitting with a woman whose great faith had been given to her at her mother's knee while they lived in a concentration camp. Mrs. Nagy passed on her faith to all three of her children and now, they are passing their faith onto their children. God's faithfulness down through the generations is an amazing thing to me.

I have come to realize that a person's background doesn't matter. No matter how deep the pit, no matter how dreadful the mud and mire, His arm is long enough to reach you. There is no one, no one that is beyond the reach of God's love. I know. I am a living testimony to His grace and mercy. Listen...the first generation of commending works to another may very well start with you.

Who knows--leaving a legacy of love may very well involve conversations over a cup of tea.

Giving thanks to my Jesus today,


  1. That looks like such a lovely tea!

  2. Beautifully written Michelle. Brought me to tears.

  3. It looks like it was lovely! (And no, there aren't many things better than strawberries dipped in chocolate! :))

  4. Ah Michelle - what a lovely day you all must have had - and don't you think that the Lord ordained the timing of it??