The sunshine indicated it would be a beautiful day, but; I had a restless night of sleep. Life struggles wouldn’t allow my mind to be quiet. How would I get the bills paid? Would I be able to keep the over draft fees to a minimum? Why was I having such crazy dreams whenever I drift off to sleep? Most of all would the Father answer my prayers? One thought after another filling my head with worry. Sometimes we do things for others to escape our own trials, that’s what happened today; while sitting in a parking area waiting for a friends doctors appointment to end I tried to glean some inspiration from a devotional pamphlet entitled Beside the still waters.
I could feel the warmth of the sunlight coming through my car window on my leg, I lifted my head just in time to see her wave; how friendly I thought as I responded with “have a great day”. Shortly there after I heard “this is a gift for you” thank you I said as I received the small package from her hand, but it was her smile that captured my attention. When she introduced herself I found out we shared the same name, had the same Father and same big Brother. Her soft voice rang with sisterly love, I became so comfortable; as our conversation unfolded we shared our hearts for our God, Savior, and Redeemer.
In John 13:35 Jesus said, “by this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” I had never seen her before this encounter, yet; her heart told me she not only knew my Father, she loved him very much. Can I pray for you? she asked not realizing how badly I needed prayer. There are times in life when you just can’t seem to navigate all the obstacles coming your way. She was my sister in Christian fellowship, Jesus reached out and touched my heart through her; burdens were lifted and peace of mind restored. I knew He would see me through my trials and I would be victorious in accordance with His will.
We may not share the same DNA, physical appearance, eye or hair color or gender; however we are all sisters and brothers if we share fellowship with the Father and the Son. Gods love for us was expressed through Jesus the Christ, we were created in His image; when His love is accepted in our lives we become ONE with the body of Christ Jesus and His love should flow from heart to heart. God is love and if we love not we do not know Him.
My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace.