Thursday, July 9, 2009
Beth and Yolanda
Bill, Yolanda, Me, Melissa and Jimbo
"Have you not known?
Have you not heard?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations
of the earth?
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth.."
It surely is He who sits above the circle of the earth. It surely is He who ordained from the very beginning that one day I would cross paths with Yolanda and find a forever friendship.
I began blogging about 7 months ago and one of the very first women that I began to correspond with was Yolanda. We immediately felt a connection between us and we began to communicate through email as well as our blogs. By March, we had already made arrangements to room together in Houston for the Scripture Memory get together and were looking forward to meeting each other as well as many other wonderful women that we have met online.
Imagine our surprise when we discovered that we would both be in Colorado during the same week and we would be passing within about 20 miles of one another. We immediately made plans to get together and yesterday we met in a little town called Silverthorne.
When we pulled up outside of Ruby Tuesday's I recognized my sweet friend immediately. When we hugged each other it was like we had known each other forever. I just felt such a deep connection with her on a personal as well as a spiritual level.
We sat with our husbands and my daughter for over 3 hours eating and visiting and having just the best time. She is blessed with a wonderful, precious husband whose love for her is so evident. My husband and Bill found much to talk about. I was having so much fun and I hated for our time together to come to an end.
When we pulled out of the parking lot I began to reflect on the past 7 months and how amazing it was that God had known about this moment even before we ever knew of one another. He knew we would come in contact with each other. He knew that we would forge a friendship. He knew that we would be in the same place at the same time. He knew that the circumstances would work out for us to be able to meet face to face.
He that sits above the circle of the earth looked down and found favor on me in the fact that He allowed me to meet a most remarkable woman. Yolanda shines with the love of Jesus. She is a godly woman with the sweetest spirit. She is full of the joy of the Lord. Her smile radiates the love of Christ. The Yolanda that you meet on "Higher Grounds", is the Yolanda that you meet in real life. She is a precious woman who is genuinely seeking the heart of God. She is a woman finding favor with God for her obedience to His Word. She is a woman desiring to continue stepping up to a Higher Ground with her precious Savior. And I am a better person for having met her.
The Lord surely blessed me with Yolanda's friendship. He is awesome and mighty and merciful and I praise Him for His goodness.
"Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trust in Him!" (Psalm 34:8)
Posted by Beth Herring at 8:36 AM