The second chapter of Ephesians paints a beautiful picture of God’s family. A picture of unity, of growth, of peace, and of joy.
We are a part of that picture.
That is, those of us who have believed the gospel truth are a part of that picture: those who believe that Christ died for our sins, that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. The women who are a part of this gospel picture, are family. We are sisters.
I don’t know if you grew up with a sister and, if you did, whether or not you even got along with her! But, there is something special about sisterhood. It is unique and beautiful, a relationship that no other friendship provides. Sisters, you know, experience life together. They watch out for one another. They look up to one another. They teach one another. They grow together.
There is no faking life between sisters. Sisters are real. There are no hidden secrets because they know one another so well that they can almost always read each other’s minds. Sometimes sisters don’t get along; it can be hard. However, they persevere, they persist in their friendship, and they learn to forgive. Then, through all these things – the good, the bad and the ugly – they find joy. Blissful, smiling, giggling, tear-filled, lovely joy.
I understand this sisterhood because the Lord blessed me with a sister. However, as much as I love her, adore her, and watch out for that little sis o’ mine, what becomes increasingly beautiful to me is the everlasting sisterhood that I have found not only with her, but a few very precious others.
We, the women of First Free, are called to this everlasting sisterhood. Let us rise to this calling! Let’s allow the Lord to build us up as we learn from one another, encourage one another, teach one another, forgive one another, and look up to one another. Let’s experience life together. For that is what this blog is about. Through stories and through lessons, through joys and through pains, and through hopes and through convictions, together we will keep our eyes upon the One who bonds us with His everlasting glory.
Oh, don’t you long to be a part of growing up together in our Savior? Our God is so gracious, and it’s just like Him, you know…to give us sisters.
We look forward to many days of giggles and tears with our lovely sisters.
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