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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Friends in Faith

While on vacation, I got to meet up with a former college roommate of mine. Jodie lives in NC, where we stayed for a night at Nick's uncle's house. So, through the wonder of facebook, we figured out we were 20 minutes away from each other and met for breakfast.
We were roommates our freshman year, along with two other girls. You could not put together four more different people in one room! We had a great year and I am very thankful for the friendships we developed back then. All four of us went on to live in different buildings and Jodie and I actually had not seen each other since our junior year. Thanks to the internet, we started emailing these past few months and it is like we are picking up where we left off.

I had such a wonderful time visiting with her and we could have talked for hours if not for the rest of my family being ready to drive to the beach. Even though our lives are so different from where we first started off, our hearts are still the same. Jodie is still such a strong woman of faith with a very compassionate heart. No matter what life has handed her, she keeps trusting in God and seeking His purpose in her life.

What is it about friendships like this? Not speaking for almost ten years and still our conversation just flows. There is a familiarity that brings us comfort. It makes me excited for Heaven and how amazing it will be to see our brothers and sisters in Christ. It will not matter how much time has passed or what anger we used to hold in hearts-it will be familiar, yet perfect.

Heaven should interrupt my selfish thoughts and consume all of my relationships.

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