Two things today...
First, this quote from Lydia Brownback, shared by a sweet friend on Facebook yesterday: "All too often we mistake what we do for who we are. But our calling (job, marital status, etc.) is not our identity. Look at how the apostle Paul defined himself: For me to live is Christ (Phil. 1:21). Christ was Paul's whole reason for living, his entire identity. Our only lasting identity is Jesus Christ, and if we seek identity elsewhere, we will never be satisfied, since nothing else has the ability to define us indefinitely. Let's define ourselves by Jesus."
Thank you, Lydia Brownback. Thank you, Betty, for sharing!
That moment when a lifelong friend takes your face in her hands and says, "Look at me. Listen..." And you look into your friend's eyes and you find that you are not looking into your friend's eyes at all but into the eyes of Jesus.
And another dear friend reaches across the miles through the magic of the interwebs and takes your face in her FB Chat hands and says, "Look at me. Listen..." And once again, you find that you are not looking into your friend's interweb eyes at all but into the eyes of Jesus.
Which is what the Lydia Brownback quote was about in the first place, wasn't it? About Jesus, saying "Look at me. Listen..."
Not two things today.
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