Tuesday, June 16, 2009

my sister's keeper

(Okay, so I'm totally stealing that title...looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes around. I haven't read the book, but my sisters-in-law have been filling me in as they read.)

Anyway...my thoughts today are how we as women are are 'called' to sisterhood. While I've mentioned before, I have no sisters of my own, I'm realizing more each day how we as women, wives, mothers and especially disciples of Christ are called to lend our hearts and hands to others who need us, especially our "sisters;" be it biological, social, spiritual or otherwise. There are days when the stress of keeping a household running smoothly can get the best of us...when we find ourselves wondering if anyone can possibly know all that we're going through, or what we're dealing with. I feel at times that my response to those who've called out to me has been so inadequate.

I received this e-mail forward today just after reading a note from another friend who is really struggling today...with incredible stresses I can't fully understand, though I want to, as she's dealing with the highs and lately lows of raising a special needs child. I'm thinking it landed in the wrong mailbox...so I'm passing it along to her, and all my "sisters", who need to read these words today. I prayed this with you in mind!

Dear God: The lady reading this is beautiful, classy and strong, and I love her. Help her live her life to the fullest. Please promote her and cause her to excel above her expectations. Help her shine in the darkest places where it is impossible to love. Protect her at all times, lift her up when she needs you the most, and let her know when she walks with you, She will always be safe. Amen.

1 comment:

Tania said...

Jamie-

Thank you so much for thinking of me with this! Lord knows I need all the prayers I can get sometimes! I read a passage in my book "Jesus Calling" last night as well that was so fitting for me and my frame of mind last night. Isn't it amazing how things fall into your lap at the most appropriate of times? You allowed me to have a good cry this morning after I read this and I think that is just what I needed to get over all this and to become strong again and to move forward with the way things are! Thanks again, you truly are an amazing friend!