College Friends Can Last Forever!

26 Oct

Hebrews 6:10, “For God [is] not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.”

I have this verse, handwritten on a piece of construction paper, given to me in 1977 by a college friend.  Mary was three years older, getting ready to graduate, and wanted to encourage me that God was watching me and being blessed by the kindnesses I did in His name, at college and in our church community.

Ironically, life has come full circle now and we are back in touch via social media.  Mary may be reading this post now.  If so, “Hi, Mary, you have never ceased to be an encouragement to a younger sis.”

It takes so little to encourage another human being,  another Christian.  Just paying attention to that person, noticing her giftings and uniquenesses, remarking on where they intersect in a special way with God’s will.

And a person gets so much renewed energy to serve from such encouragement.  Truly, we do our good works as unto the Lord, as He has ordained, but we are built for relationships here on earth, too.  Those who can be “Jesus with skin on” to cheer us onward are very special gifts from the heart of God Himself.

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