one of the many things i considered a blessing during our ohio stint was the opportunity to be a part of a women’s bible study at my parents church. it’s a smaller group of women whom the core of them have meeting for several years. there is a unique bond between them that i was welcomed into right away. i am among the youngest of the group, along with my sister-in-law by about 20 years. then there is my mom and a couple other women in there 50’s. after those ladies, the rest of the group is in their 60’s and 70’s. the older ladies are what make the group go. their insight and wisdom is well beyond my years. most have lost their parents, some have lost their husbands, they all have lost fellow members/friends of their bible study. they have experienced fruitful years of marriage and hard years of marriage. they have raised kids and grandchildren. some who are serving and loving the Lord and others who have walked away and they pray for faithfully. they all have unique personalities, strengths and weaknesses which they openly talk about. they are funny and even sarcastic at times. which i love.
i have learned a great deal from these ladies over the last 7 months. i have learned and witnessed it is possible to walk with Jesus over a lifetime, even with it’s ups and downs. i have learned that i will never reach a point in my relationship with God where i have it all have figured out. 40 years from now i will probably still be praying for some of the same things i am today. lastly, i have seen that there is a joy and peace that comes from walking with the Lord through years and years of trusting Him and seeing His faithfulness. these women have encouraged to keep going. keep pursuing. keep trusting. keep believing.
it is worth it.
He is worth it.