SISTERHOOD – One of Life’s Necessities

Do you have one? Or two or three? Or a group of them? If you don’t you should. I mean there is no reason not to have some cause they are everywhere and they need you as much as you need them. Sisters, we all need sisters. There is this space in us that only a sister can fill.

Every little girl needs someone who believes with her that she is a princess. Someone who gets just as excited over glass slippers and tiaras as she does. What tween girl doesn’t need someone to share all of the changes taking over her body.

Girls need someone to share their first crush, their first love, their first date. Someone honest enough to say he’s not right for you – yes those jeans make your butt look big – AND NO it’s really not the end of the world things are gonna get better!

When I think back over my life, sisters have always played a part, a very important one. My biological sisters are much older than I am so early on I seemed to always have “life sisters,” girls I was doing life with.

In 3rd grade, there was Paula who was suddenly called from the classroom one day. When the teacher returned with tears in her eyes, she explained that Paula’s little brother had drowned. Paula desperately needed a sister.

Gigi who lived down the street knew that she was made for the circus so every afternoon after school we trained on a broken down swing set with no swings. This sister was gonna make sure that her sister Gigi was ready for her five minutes of fame should the circus come to town.

As I grew into adulthood, there were sisters who shared in my wedding, in the birthing of babies and even in the shadow of death. There were sisters who believed and saw in me things that I couldn’t see or believe for myself. They also loved me enough to call them out, both the good and the not so good. “The wounds of a friend can be trusted.” Prov. 27:5

So as life has been lived, sisters have come – sisters have gone – some sisters have stayed. But one thing remains! They have all left an imprint on the pages of my life and should I run into them today, there would be a connection because we logged some life together. A few can even pick up right where we left off years ago.

Do you have a sister or two? If not you need to – you need them and they need you. We need someone to challenge us to go deeper with God. Someone who shares the same passion for praying over family. Someone to laugh with, cry with, walk through the valley and climb to the mountain top.

I hope and pray that you feel encouraged to find a group of sisters to log some life with. You’ll have no regrets for there is power in sisterhood – strength when sisters unite.

“Where two or more are gathered in my name there am I in their midst.” Matt. 18:20

SISTERHOOD – One of life’s necessities!