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  • Writer's pictureRhonda Harper

The Witness of Three Sisters

Within the space of a few short months, the church here (at Wakulla) has lost 3 beautiful sisters. I have been reflecting on the impacts these 3 women have had on my life: maybe your life as well.

Sisters Dorothy, Janet, and Betty taught me:

·         Always look for the positive

James 1:2-4 reminds us that even while we are facing trials, there is a positive. He tells us that trials which test our faith “produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” All three of these women fought bitter physical battles. Though they lost the physical battle, ultimately, they won the war.

·         Remember, God is in control. Daniel 4:17, Eccl. 1:1-11

·         When we abide in God, we are beautiful.

o    Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 4:1-3, 2 Timothy 2:24-25a, James 3:13, 17-18, Proverbs 31:10-31, Romans 12:9-21

·         A Christian searches out opportunities to do good.

§  Galatians 6:6-10, Philippians 1:3-11,

§  All three of these women lived their lives similarly to Tabitha (Dorcas) of Acts 9:36-43.

§  Two of them worked with their husbands just as Priscilla worked with Aquila. (Acts 18)

Just as these women lived their lives as followers of Christ, as Christians we have an obligation and privilege to live our lives for Christ. Don’t wait for opportunities to help or to teach to come knocking on your front door because that rarely happens. Get out of your (my) house and go beating bushes. Find that person who needs your physical and emotional help. Find that person who needs to know about Jesus. Share your knowledge. In so doing, you could save a soul. I promise you that when our brothers and sisters of old (as well as Dorothy, Janet, and Betty) were working in the kingdom, they weren’t looking to secure their name written in the “New Testament”. They were hoping to have their names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Revelation 20:15

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