It struck me this morning, as I was reading through some posts put out by fellow Christians that I follow, of the richness and beauty in the variances among us. There are so many little differences, yet we are all the same. Sometimes I see in others what I would like to possess more of myself, the balanced wisdom that comes with trusting and being guided by God, the gentle spirit that I wish I possessed more of.
I’m not going to name any names but I do note a contrast between Godly women and Godly men and it is not always in content, put more so in delivery. When I think of men I think of us fumbling around in the dark, whereas some women seem to know where everything is. Men push things aside whereas women more gently reposition. Sometimes I marvel at the differences between us. Obviously not all, but displayed by some, enough that one notices.
I feel indebted to a number of brothers and sisters more frequently than I would like to acknowledge, not that being indebted is a bad thing but I do see gifts in others that I wish I had more of. Some see things that I often over look and I am indebted to them for helping me see. And some speak words that help me hear. Some keep the boat balanced while the waves are crashing about. Some speak words of caution while others speak words of wisdom, including caution, but wrapped in peace. I could use more of that.
I am reminded of how Jesus told us to learn from Him, that He was meek and lowly in heart and that we would find rest in Him (Matthew 11:29). Strange how I can see different flavours of that in others, blending together in a beautiful mosaic of Jesus. The inquisitive minds and the gentle reconfiguring hearts.
All of us are different yet we all are the same, because of Jesus. You may not know it but there are many times when you lift me up. You may not know it but there are also times when your patience and kindness soothes my presumptive mind and makes me reconsider the course I am taking. And you may not know it but your sharing from the heart often readjusts my own.
There is a beauty in the hearts and minds of the bride of Christ because of His fellowship, because of who He is and I am indebted to Him and indebted to you. Don’t overlook that, we can and do taste that now. And one only can only imagine what lies in store . . .
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!