Saturday, March 17, 2012

stand by me

I love it when God brings two totally different people together. I see this in many different relationships, marriages, and friendships. It has been said before that opposites attract, and I am a firm believer in this fact. That is the premise of Neta Jackson’s newest book. The two main characters that are introduced in this story, Kathryn and Avis, are polar opposites; yet their paths keep intersecting and bringing them together at various places. It is through their story we learn God always has a plan. His plan doesn’t always look like we think it should, which is hard to comprehend when times are tough.

Near the end of the book, Avis has her defining moment when she realizes God has used Kathryn in her life in ways she would never have thought or dreamed.

"Oh God! Forgive me for judging that girl. Your Word says that all the parts of Your body are important. And that we need each other! I didn’t realize it, but You did, my Father. You knew I needed Kathryn, that she was the one You were going to use."

My hope and prayer is that my eyes would be open to God’s working in my life through people around me.