Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WHO?

Yesterday's blog brought LOTS of discussion.  If you did not read the comments, it is worth your time to go back and look through them.  I leave yesterday's subject with a quote from a text I received

"There are other reasons for people to not be seen, which is the worst type of rejection; such as appearance, economic status, race, disability, and increasingly old agers who are sick or demented.  We gravitate to people based on affinity which is not biblical."

Are you convicted---I am!

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Who am I?  What defines who I am?  I am a woman.  There is more equality between the sexes than ever before---in this country.  I embrace my femininity and the advantages of being female.  The mystery and wonder of a baby growing inside of me and the ability to feed a baby.  The rush of emotion and tears lurking just under the surface--the laughter--the wild swings from the depth of despair to the peak of elation.  All that goes with being the fairer sex--I embrace.  Always a woman

A daughter -for a lifetime--I will always be a daughter.  The loss of my parents did not negate the status of being their daughter.  The sweet memories of childhood, the lessons learned, and the years of innocence are forever etched on my memory.  The formative years  helped shape the person I  became as an adult.  Always a daughter

A student--for a lifetime.  Even after graduating from college the process of learning never stopped.  Professional education was required all the years I worked.  I am a student of The Word--that will never end this side of Heaven.  I am a student of current events, new procedures, new technology, new processes, new information.  There are always things to learn--Always a student

A mother--for a lifetime--I will always be a mother.  The active duty mothering days are over, but my three grown children are still my children.  I am beginning to see a slow reversal of roles as I begin to ask my children for advice.  They know more about medicine, technology, cars, construction--many things than I ever will.  NOT to worry--there are still a few things I have the edge on. They no longer depend upon me--but I am Always a mother

A grandmother---what a wonderful blessing to define me.  What fun--spoil them--indulge them--love them--send them home.  It does not get any better!  I pray I see all my grands grow up--but nothing will ever change the fact I am Always a grandmother.

A friend--old-new--gold--silver--what a gift friendship is.  Being a friend takes time and effort, but the rewards  --oh the rewards.  I have found true friends can pick up where they left off after being separated by distance or circumstance.  The laughter, the fun, the tears, the conversation--all the joy of calling another--Friend.  I am Always a friend

A sister, aunt, cousin, niece.  I will leave this earth forever connected to my extended family.  There is a connection with family---a bond--a commonality of gene pool which is beyond explanation.  I am always a member of my family.

All of these define me, but none of these complete me.  What completes me is being a daughter of The King, the Beloved of Jesus, and the residence for the Holy Spirit.  I am a combination of all, but the glue that holds it together--is the love of The Father.  

So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority.
Colossians 2:10

4 comments:

  1. Very well said! Guess I don't think much about being female. Most of the time I just feel like a lump of flesh stuck on earth waiting for Eternity and looking for Love. It's funny what we think defines us, isn't it. My theory is that we are what God *knows* we are: a sinner in need of grace. Me most of all. "For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me in." [Psalm 27:10] Not looking for sympathy, I hope I'm way past that, but that's been my life since 1966. HE took me in. I'm whatever He wants me to be until that merciful last breath. ~:)

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    1. Well Sparky, one of life's hardest lessons is that we can't always rely upon those who we should be able to rely upon the most (I smell a post in that statement). Yes we are all sinners and I am thankful for grace. I laugh at myself when I read your statement "looking for love"---I naturally gravitate to the country song---"Looking for love in all the wrong places" Perhaps that is true for us as well---for the only pure love comes from the Father! Blessings, Friend!

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  2. Hi Lulu! I did go and read your post from yesterday. What a heartbreak to me. I can't abide being so exclusionary, but I will be honest and say that I have participated in it. I look for people who look like me. I need to be WAY more open to younger and older people too. It doesn't matter who we are, but who's we are. We are the Lords, and we are family.
    I think I shared with you before that my sister left our church because she felt it wasn't 'welcoming'. What an indictment for a Christian church; a Catholic Church. God help us. We have a long way to go.

    My dear, come sit next to me. After church, we'll get some breakfast.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil what saddened me the most was how many seem to be in the same boat! Shame on all of us! I will be there in spirit with you in church , but look around and I'll bet you see someone who looks just like me. Blessings, Friend!

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