It made me think about how I met Sara. And what I thought about her when I first met her. I was invited to P&P. Following ‘Porn Sunday’ at Metro. Yeah, I know, Porn – Church… there’s a great debate. Anyway, I remember reading something about donuts, not being the big donut fan that Sara is, I thought it was kind of odd, but I am always willing to learn something new about God. So I went.
We talked about a lot of things, but the thing that stands out most in my mind, the thing I remember the most… That people don’t shave their legs everyday. I was SO grossed out. I am not kidding, I talked about it for days, I still talk about it. Sometimes I shave my legs twice a day, and I don’t even crawl into bed with anyone. So that’s how I met wacky Sara.
But you know what I liked most about her? She’s real. She is a rose. She is so beautiful, but she has thorns, she’s real and not perfect. And she’s delicate, but you have to get past the thorns to see it sometimes. When you meet Sara, I don’t know it’s kind of like a magnet, you are instantly drawn to her. I thought to myself, I can’t imagine why she would want to be MY friend. And you know, she loves me, for my thorns too.
She has wisdom that only God can give, it’s like God gives her the perfect words. Its like she can see the best in us that we don’t see in ourselves – she has God vision. I don’t know how to explain it. So many people have been brought together because of Sara, she is like the conduit that connects us all.
I am reading James with my accountability partner, I read James 2 today, and there is a scripture in there that almost screams Sara’s name, it says in verse 24 You see that a person is justified by what he does and not by faith alone. We know Sara has faith, probably stronger than she can comprehend, but it’s what Sara does that makes her special, she lets God use her to help us all grow in Christ. She has a wisdom, that she can take a thought of yard work and make you think about how we need to work on our spiritual lives, and sit in the middle of God’s glory, right in the petunias, right in the middle of God’s love for us.
So, I think Sara is pretty awesome, she constantly keeps me thinking, stretching, to somehow become better, to walk closer with God, to look at things I don’t really want to look at but I know I need to. I’m so thankful for her, I praise God for her!
I love you Sara!
Song of Songs 1:4 We rejoice and delight in you; we will praise your love more than wine. How right they are to adore you!