Today I had the gift of coffee with a wonderful friend and former co-worker.
Sandy is from Ecuador. She is a joy and such a woman of faith! She went from religion to a relationship with God. Now, because of Jesus’ death on the cross, her sins are forgiven and she is growing in her knowledge of her loving Heavenly Father. That joy and faith permeate our conversations always. She encourages me!
However, that transformation has come with some pain. Not all her family has that personal relationship with God. Sandy has such a passion to see her family united as brothers and sisters in Christ! We have prayed together for her family for many years, often with tears.
This morning, Sandy shared something with me that was amazing! A while ago she was having a conversation with one family member, praying all the while, “God, give me a word. Please just give me a word.”
The word He gave her blew me away.
One word –
And she’s been obedient! Oh, I know I would have double checked the reception when I heard that word!! But not Sandy. She has been obediently silent, knowing that with God all things are possible. Trusting that His ways are higher than hers. Knowing He loves her family more than she does.
She said today, “They need to know HE’s the medicine, not what they’re putting in their bodies.” Man, I would have preached that analogy to death!! But she’s being obediently silent. Our conversation challenged me today!
Will you pray with me that Sandy’s family would join her in God’s family
so they can be family twice over –
by earthly blood
by HIS blood?