I was reminded once again this week of how those of us who truly follow Christ really are "family". I've met a few people from CB in person before and on Thursday I had the privilege of meeting Sandy Brooks (@Poodlelady) and her husband. What a precious time of fellowship we had! Though she was too far away to join us in person, we did manage to "sit down" with Alison Stewart (@Kiwibird) at Poo's table and had a lovely visit.
Over the years, I have heard people say that it is impossible to form true friendships with people whom you have never met in the flesh. My guess is that these sort of comments are made by people who have never done so themselves so of course, that means they are an authority on the subject.
The reality is, "real people" meaning they're not trying to portray themselves as someone whom they are not, can and do form close friendships even when their method of contact has been via correspondence or in this day and age... via cyberspace.
I am writing this blog from the home of a man who 30 years ago would knock on the door of our apartment along with a few other friends and wonder if my husband and I could rescue them from having to endure the horrors of the cafeteria. We always did. :D
We'd lost contact for many years but then managed to reconnect about 15 years ago. It is always a blessing to visit their home.
Tomorrow, we will make another stop before we finally head for home. We will be visiting our friends Kirk M (@Blessings2you) and Beth M (@Blest). This is not the first time we have been guests at the "B2Y Ranch" and we hope it certainly will not be our last. Once again my husband and I are looking forward to having a wonderful time of fellowship with the "B2Ys".
When the "friends of God" get together, it does not matter if they are old friends or new. It does not matter if they meet each other in person or in cyberspace. We are bound together in Christ and we are family. I'm so glad to be a part of God's family. Aren't you?
[quote]When the "friends of God" get together, it does not matter if they are old friends or new. It does not matter if they meet each other in person or in cyberspace. We are bound together in Christ and we are family. I'm so glad to be a part of God's family. Aren't you?[/quote]
'Amen' and 'Absolutely'!kb
PS And we will continue to journey together.
there is a former member of this site who lives one state over from us. her and my wife have kept in touch the last few years and soon we all are getting together for fellowship at their house.Anytime anyone makes time for me in their schedule and life, i know i'm going to be a blessing to them cause that what this life is all about , being an encouragement and blessing to others.
When we are connected by holy spirit, miracles even happen, whether or not we have met in the flesh. The healing of my heart when my husband passed away is a testimony of that, as James, who lost his wife 11 days before, and I continued a long distance friendship . We had been introduced over the phone to pray for healing for each of our spouses and were living at opposite sides of the country. 3 months after Jonathan and Annemarie died, God started to knit our hearts together, healing us and allowing us to love one another and we had still had never met. after 40 nights of long phone conversations (interesting number of days that we were not aware of till after) James came to NY so that we could meet in person. While we still grieved, we had already "fallen in love". When asked how we met, we say God set us up. We are together for 2.5 years now, and our lives as well as our families lives have been knit together as well. I feel very connected to other people I've never met in the flesh because we know each other in the spirit, and I feel that connection here at cb. jd