I used to read Paul’s word, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” with some confusion (Galatians 6:2). Fulfilling the law of Christ is a tall order. Can we boil it down to this one command, “Carry each other’s burdens”? When I saw this shining moment of Christian community I understood it differently. How proud must our God be as he watches moments like this. As our father his smile must be beaming as he watches his children act like him.
The church service, of course, glorified God. But I think what brought God the most glory that day was the love demonstrated by each small-group member serving Ted and Carrie.
—Jon Noto is a community life pastor and licensed clinical counselor at Willow Creek Community Church's North Shore campus.