The Last Piece of Cake

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens Ecclesiastes 3:1

photo by Nikolai Sorokin

            As I cut the last of the cake, I sighed.  That wash of sadness overtook me, it was real, and it sunk into my fibers.  My sister in Christ, mentor, co-worker, and friend was leaving.  Her sweet smile and words of encouragement that seemed to come just when needed the most would not be on tap just a few cubicles down from me. The tears swelled, threatening to spill down my face and onto that last piece of cake.

             I do not want my friend to leave.  Selfishly, I want her here with me.  I want her just an email, phone call, or quick cubical pop-in away.  However, God has another plan for my friend.  She has finished her mission here, and he has something special in store for her.  There is someone else out there that needs her love, example of faith, and warm hugs.  Reluctantly, I will have to let her go to her next mission.  I will still email her.  I will make sure to call, and we will be having lunch, but ultimately, she has another mission to fulfill.

              I have learned a lot from my sister in Christ, and I intend to honor God and her by being the one to give a smile and warm hug.  I will take all that she has taught me, and I will use it as I encourage, remain faithful, and share love to those in my life.

             People come and go through out our journey.  Solomon in Ecclesiastes tells us in the third chapter that there is a time for everything in our lives. God’s has a plan for each of us.  We have missions to fulfill.  Some are lifetime missions, some for a short season, however, the time does not matter.  It is what we do in that time.  How did we use that opportunity?  Did we waste a season on selfish pursuits?  Where you are this moment matters. 

Make the most of it.    

Typist for Jesus

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