A dear friend of mine reminded me today through this song how important we are to each other. She and I worked together for a couple of years in a school office. People, even Christians cannot work together on anything without there being an opportunity to get offended and misunderstood.
As children of God we are suppose to be different, not a grudge holder, not held captive by feelings of anger or unforgiveness. It is when we rub shoulders with each other that we are sharpened and changed. Each relationship we have, good or bad is meant for our good. I have had more good relationships than bad ones of which I am thankful. But I have learned the deepest lesson from the bad ones , they drove me to my knees for insight and wisdom and that supernatural love that help me rise up and be what God wants me to be.
My friend, Debbie reminded me about the two plants she brought for our offices. They made the office look so much better. She still has the spider plant and think of me every time she waters it. She was heartbroken one early spring when a freak freeze came and froze the plant then thawed it to a dripping mess. She ripped everything off that was dead and all that was left was the roots, A few weeks later it begin to grow again which really surprised her.
I read this in tears for that happened to me after we worked together over some huge hurt that hit my heart and filled it with disappointment that froze me for almost a year. I read God's Word, but the only thing that got through to me during that frozen stage was Job 26 where God's says He hangs the earth on nothing. I felt if I just hang on by my hurting finger nail to that truth He would bring me through it .
Only the love of Christ can mend a broken frozen heart. After about a year I begin to thaw out because I begin to forgive God's way. I could write story after story about the people God brought my way to help grow me up in the Lord
. I have not seen my friend, Debbie since 1999 but God knew who I needed to hear from today. She and I got along great because we took the time to understand each others ways and respected each other. I am so grateful for relationships that have been for my good and even for those that hurt at times but taught me much.