I’m fast approaching 54 and I’m amazed at how God continues to shape my life. It’s a journey indeed. If anyone thinks there supposed to hold their breath until they reach their destination, they’re sadly denying the opportunity to embrace all that’s passing them by. I believe without question that life is about the “taste and see” experience the journey offers. As if life were like the “Twelve Days of Christmas” I believe God has a gift for us each day. I’m not saying we like every gift or understand the meaning, value or reason for every gift. But, like the song, “my true love…” — my Constant Companion, my Lord and Savior shows me nuggets, rays of light and blesses me everyday. Somedays, what I receive is the understanding of a gift He gave me some time before. There are also times when the gift He has for me is a gift I can give to someone else. Yes, there are times when I feel blessed to be a blessing.
I am writing this now, because I feel compelled to talk about the gift of friendship. And the friendships we are blessed to develop along life’s journey. I find it most curious how we can cross paths with someone and instantly connect and feel so familiar or that their presence is timely.
I don’t know much about chemistry. I took it, I struggled; I passed. But, I remember doing experiments where we mixed chemicals together and some neutralized; some became extremely acidic; others were explosive. I never to organic chemistry — I wasn’t that smart or interested. But, I know it has to do with natural properties and living things. Well, I’ve found that some of my friendships happen very organically. And there’s very much a chemistry in effect. It’s the sort of organic chemistry produced healing properties, nurturing values, or can be as revitalizing as Miracle Gro or even be as calming as a cup of chamomile tea. One of those friendships that comes out of nowhere, like God’s Grace. And you simply know it when you see it. It’s the sort of thing that it’s not about what we’re looking for, it’s what God wants us to find.
For me, I’ve found that God does this organic chemistry thing at different seasons in my life. As I reflect on this now, I can tell I’m walking through that type of season again. I feel God saying look I’m doing a new thing. It’s sort of interesting, cool and refreshing at the same time.
In this season of meeting new friends, as well as enjoying friendships old and new, I celebrate the fact that God is the most incredible natural chemist.