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Topic: Salt and Pepper (07/24/14)
TITLE: Seasoned Sisters
By Chris Goglin
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“Hi Linda,” laughing out loud, “I was just going to call you!”
“I beat you to it AGAIN!” Linda confessed.
This has happened so many times, we should expect it, but we get a kick out of it every time!
Besides all the birthday celebrations, God has given us a unique way of communication within our spirits that has always been strong, no matter where we are. A special closeness never goes away, no matter how many miles separate us. We were together in the womb, and like salt and pepper, we add a little flavor and spice to each other’s lives. Like the time I met her at the airport...
“Hey, I’m over here!” I waved, as she walked down the long corridor toting her suitcase. “I see you have a new purse!”
“Yes, I got it at Penneys on sale,” looking down at the same purse hanging on my arm. “Chris, I don’t believe it, the same color and everything!” We squeezed each other and laughed all the way to the parking lot.
Although we walked holding hands together through our younger years, we soon developed our own distinct characteristics. Linda’s naturally curly strawberry blond hair and larger build, compared with my dishwater blond straight hair and smaller frame, told others we were not identical. Well-seasoned in life’s circumstances, we dealt with unfortunate miscarriages, the death of our parents, and Linda’s husband over the past several years. Sadness intermingled with healing as we always sensed each other’s dilemmas and worked out our problems together. God saw to it that we were always side-by-side, even if it was in spirit only, each time we felt lonely or afraid.
Now, senior citizens living 2000 miles away from each other, we still have that special perception that amazes us each day. If we can feel in our hearts what will happen on certain days and can read each other’s minds when struggles overwhelm us, can you imagine what God can do when He sees our anxiety? Could it be we have just a touch of what God feels when he interacts with us each day? Can you imagine sensing his presence when communicating in prayer, or knowing what He is feeling in his heart? The more I think of our sisterly love and remarkable intuitions; I get excited about how God might use us for His glory!
I would put my life in my sister’s hands, trusting her without hesitation. The extraordinary insight God has given us within our souls helps us feel secure and ready for life’s unexpected encounters. Do you feel the same way about God? Do you sense his presence in your life? Do you KNOW His voice? You can!
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they follow me.” John 10:27 (NIV)
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