I was struck by the combination.
Her profile especially reminded me of her mom.
Her lighthearted jokes reminded me of her dad.
And her words reminded me of my childhood.
Because we were little girls together.
This beautiful woman and her charming family sitting in our living room were visiting us and time seemed confused.
Within the combination of all the old things, new relationships and new connections were springing.
The clock moved too quickly and our visit came to and end.
We prayed together.
The joy and love remained, a gift of true friendship and encouragement.
I look forward to keeping in touch.
Only God can bring the kind of love that spans time and many miles.
Only in Christ’s body of believers do we find enduring and uplifting fellowship, such that your faith is strengthen and your desire to “run the race” is fueled.
My heart is so thankful to God for so many wonderful people.
And this week, I’m extra blessed by His gift of reconnecting me and my family with her and hers.
Proverbs 17:17 KJV — A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your faithfulness. Lord, it is through You that any of us are faithful. It is through Your love, that we love others. Thank You! How incredibly blessed I am to have so many wonderful people in my life. Thank You for each and every one. Thank You for my childhood friend and her family. Thank You that You have renewed our relationship and blessed us with a visit. Lord, thank You for my husband, our children and grandchildren. Lord, thank You for my friends and family, our neighbors and those who You bring across our path for just a season. Lord, thank You for all the people You use in our lives. Please continue to reach them daily. Please continue to help me love them all as You do. Lord, I want to live in such a way that they know how precious they are. Thank You, for Your faithfulness and love. I love You, Jesus. Amen.