Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Proverbs 17:17

Yeah, Sara… great… you ask me to do something, and I couldn’t say no to you if I wanted to… My girl Sara, she said she knows what the bible means in Proverbs 17:17 but wanted to know what it meant to me… And when she asks me to do something for my own good… well… I can’t really say no…

Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all time but a sister is born for adversity…
My dad always told me that you can pick your friends not your relatives. He also told me that you stand by your family, no matter what.
There are people in my life that I consider my sisters, they are different from my friends. We may not have the same earthly parents but we have the same Father. One who loves us more than we can imagine. We have friends who love us during good times and bad, but they may not always be there for us like our sisters, our family.
Our sisters are the ones who will listen, who will cry with us, and they will tell us when it’s time for us to suck it up, and get on with it already. Our sisters tell us things that we NEED to hear even when we don’t WANT to hear it. Our sisters may not always like what we do, but they will be there for us, no matter what we go through. No one can separate that love, no one. We don’t really get to pick them, though we might have if we had the choice, but in my case, mine were picked for me, brought to me right when I needed them, and I have no doubt that God brought me to them, at the right time.
It’s amazing to me that God knows which words to give to what sister. There are some sisters who if they told me to get on with it, I could possibly tell them where they could go with it, there are some sisters that if they tried to coddle me through something, I would get annoyed because they are the ones who tell me what I need to hear.
So… there it is, I’m not too smart when it comes to bible translations, or at least, I know it in my heart, but can’t put it to words. I will admit that I will usually go to the New Testament before I go to the Old for words of wisdom, but if someone gives me a chapter or a scripture to read out of the Old, I will usually keep reading.


Sara said...

bingo. honored to be a sister, sister.

Tonya said...

Very nice post Margie, I am glad that Sara challenged you to give some thought to this... It was nice.

Birmingham Girl said...

That Sara...

John Cowart said...

Hi Margie,
Just visiting via your comment on Living On Grace.

I don't have a sister, but my wife has a sister and five brothers so we understand what you say about family relationships.

I've read back over some of your previous postings and I really appreciate your honesty. Very refreshing. Thanks.