Fear Made our Paths Cross.
Service allowed our lives to merge. Christ knitted our hearts together. Your openness, honesty, and transparency has made you a safe place for my disconnected emotions to heal. With your silent, gentle strength, you lead. With your selfless sharing of who you are and what you have been made steward over, you give. You see beauty as a gift from a perfect Heavenly Father and not merely genetics alone. You are much more than something beautiful to look at. You are a valuable asset, not just an accessory. You see my gifts as a prize to be treasured, not taken for granted.
You see my failures and shortcomings as the tools that God uses to produce greatness in my life. I choose gratitude, not shame. You see my genius, not only the talent! With all that you are and have lived through, you teach with joy, pain, disappointment, excitement, and great hope. You love! I would have counted it a blessing to only have served you, and I am overwhelmed that I have been allowed to love you. Your life has deep roots in Christ. Those roots produced many support systems that are now supporting others.
Your life has an extensive reach that provides protection and nourishment to all who choose to partake in it. Your service to the kingdom of God builds up families, and ministers, while healing the broken-hearted. Daily your leadership provides direction to the lost and focus for the confused. You are like the Banyan tree to the people who are in your life; a canopy of love, trust, selflessness, and wisdom. Like the Banyan tree, your life provides a Godly legacy that will impact the world for years to come. You allow God to use your life as a display of his splendor, and so have I. You inspire me to love, serve, and live life even in the face of fear.
Read Chapter 1: Ephesians 1:17-19King James Version (KJV)
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,