Growing up, out of my friends, I was the minority that did not have a sister. I have a brother 🙂 He is really cool, but him being a boy meant that we couldn’t play with dolls together, have slumber parties or share hand me downs :). Instead we would graze our legs playing outside. Certain TV shows made having a sister look a bit dreamy. Though there could be another side to this ‘sister sister’ story that I do not know about.
God is gracious! Though I didn’t have any biological sisters, He gave me friends who became family. I met my first friend and sister in nursery and we are still such great friends and sisters to date. I appreciate you ma:).
As I was reading my bible this past week, this portion of scripture came alive for me.
Matthew 12:46-50 (NIV)
46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. 47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”
48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” 49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. 50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”
What an encouragement, we do not need to be relatives to be family 🙂
This family is not limited by nationality, tribe, and family planning constraints.
This week I choose to celebrate and appreciate the women that God has placed around me, who have been my sisters. I really doubt that even if I had biological sisters they would be this many. Mommy would have probably had only two max, but God, He had another plan. A great plan. As a result, it has not been lonely, looking back objectively, I have not felt like I am really missing out. He has placed amazing women from all walks of life to be my sisters. I am truly grateful for my sisters by heart.
A special mention to my sister through marriage 🙂 You are a gem!
This week, celebrate a sister. Let her know that she is loved and that the impact she’s had in your life has left a mark. Remind her that she is indeed precious to you.