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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Drawn Together by Love

"So many women whose daily circumstances differed but whose core issues were the same."  from Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst

Those words jumped off the page of Lisa's  most recent book during our online Bible study as I struggled to understand some of the differences being expressed in our women's group.  This group  started over a decade ago when 5 of our current members all attended a small mission church together.

In the past 15 years we have all ended up going in different directions after our small church fell apart for a variety of reasons.  We have added several new members but our core group right now consists of 7 women.

We all come from different places but the one thing that draws and binds us together is the love of God.      We've had some difficulties as theologies and opinions have differed.  We each have been called to question what we truly believe.  That sounds so simple but turns out sometimes to be a very complicated thing with the potential to create divisions in our relationships.

I am encouraged by Lisa's words that remind me that we are really all there for the very same reason - to grow in our relationship with God and with one another.  I believe that God, through the power of His Holy Spirit,  the truth of His Holy Word and His Living Word, Jesus Christ, is drawing us, along with all creation, into perfect unity and harmony in Him.