A Link in the Chain of Life
As part of my husband’s ministry, we frequently visit area churches to connect with their leadership and speak with them about discipleship. Today, while we were visiting a local church, I saw an old friend. I would have to claim this lady as part of my own discipleship team. You see, when I was a child she participated in the area Mother’s Network. The network of other Mother’s who watched out for all the kids. The good, the bad and the ugly was shared on this network. Along with all the other kids in our neck of the neighborhood, our Moms knew everything we had been up to before we got home. How very powerful to have a network of fellow believers and friends who look out for one another and for their kids. 2 Timothy 2:2 NLT “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” She was actually my Mom’s friend, yet as I progressed in age, I slowly but surely moved over to the friend list. Over the years she has poured into my life in many different ways. She corrected me as a child, and as an adult she spoke to me about grace and friendship, and she encouraged me to stay strong because our God was strong enough for both of us. Growing up she may have been just another lady in the neighborhood, but she also became a blessing link in the chain of my life. A link that I can now see that she filled with hope, grace, faith and joy. I hope and pray that we can all become a blessing link in the chain of someone’s life.