Tuesday, September 12, 2006

CWO - In "Other" Words 9/12/06



"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You too?I thought I was the only one!"~ C.S. Lewis ~


I thought about this quote all weekend and couldn’t figure out what to say. This is what came to me this morning…hopefully it’s on the right track.

Friendships start in the smallest of ways. Like the child on his first day of school discovering that his new classmate shares his love for peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches. Or the guy that discovers his coworker enjoys gly fishing while chatting prior to a meeting. Or the woman on the train that discovers that the passenger next to her loves to cross stitch when they pull out their projects at the same time. From this small beginning, friendships will grow and flourish. For some reason this reminds me of the mustard seed…If God can grow such giant trees by planting tiny mustard seeds, imagine what His love can do when God plants faith in you and me. Just like those friendships began, our “friendship” with Christ begins with that first step…a word you hear or a small piece of scripture you come across which makes you want to learn more. As you learn more, you start to build upon that initial foundation and it becomes stronger and more durable…just like those friendships…they continue to grow and become stronger over time as you learn more about the person. May we all continue to let our love for Christ grow stronger and deeper everyday.

13 comments:

MiPa said...

Beautifully said! Thanks for sharing.

Laurel Wreath said...

Amen, great words of wisdom.

Margaret said...

Beautiful, Vicki. I'm loving reading about friendship today.

Amydeanne said...

I like your take on it too! lol I read it differently. Anyhow, wonderful & congrat's on your blessing coming soon!

The Pajama Mama said...

You make it sound so simple!

Darlene said...

I wanted to say, "I love your take on this!" But I see that someone beat me to it--twice.

That was great because it is so true.

Martha said...

A little bit in common goes a long way toward friendship.

Jaime said...

that is awesome.
thanks for sharing
((HUGS))

Gina said...

Good posts come to them that wait! Thanks for stopping by my post.

Nancy said...

Wow! I hadn't really thought about the quote in terms of Jesus before. Great essay! Thanks for visiting my website. Are you a cross stitcher, too? I have a cross stitch blog - chick-stitches.blogspot.com. Come on over sometime!

Camy Tang said...

I love this! This is totally true, both about friendships and our relationship with God.
Camy

xsquared said...

That was really lovely, Vicki!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

God has unusual ways of bringing new friends together sometimes. it is awesome!

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