An Ode of Two Friends

There are no coincidences in the Lord’s Work: I love how he brought you into my life

  • Sharon – you became my sister-in-law, June 8, 1996. We shared a unique relationship, even though I lived many states over, you became a close friend (Proverbs 18:24). For over eight years, the throne room of grace heard the cry of my heart that you might see your need for the gift that was waiting for you: Salvation (your personal substitute for sin) through the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior – Jesus Christ! Not on any merit of your own, for we can do nothing to get into the door of heaven, but because of the blood of the Lamb; He alone sets a captive free from sin! Oh, what a delight it was after your conversion! So many questions tackled! So many discussions, growing, learning, and watching how special the Bible is to a new believer in Christ. One year ago, I heard you take your last breath on this earth to immediately breathe in the celestial air of a redeemed life!
  • Veronika – you came into my life for such a time as this because your story was so much like her story! Set free from bondage to a church or rituals of tradition into the saving, regenerating work of our holy Lord and Savior. And yes, a cancer story as well, but with your precious daughter whom God allowed you to parent for a time. We were in the same Greenhouse class for becoming members of our church (2017). You brought laughter into my life helping me scout out a River Birch tree and even transporting it back to my home in your SUV. You were my plant nursery guide teaching me so much about plants. But most of all, you became my prayer partner. You walked me through the extremely difficult days of knowing when I should go to spend time with my sister-in-law while she was still on this earth. As you and your husband chart another course, possibly in another state, I must say goodbye to you! But most of all, I want to say, Thank YOU for hanging with me! 😉

A time to weep and a time to laugh . . .

Ecclesiastes 3:4a, NASB

He has made everything appropriate in its time.

Ecclesiastes 3:11a

That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty.

Ecclesiastes 12:13, NLT

There are no coincidences in the Lord’s Work; He alone knows the course of this life and directs our paths!

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