“Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their efforts. For if either falls, his companion can lift him up; but pity the one who falls without another to lift him up.”Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
“Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister,’Proverbs 7:4
and call understanding your relative.”
I’m older than my only sister by almost 4 years. I probably wasn’t always as nice to her as I could’ve been. I didn’t always play with her. We were in different stages and liked different things.
We would fight in the car by sticking our fingers over the center stripe of our seat yelling, “she’s on my side!”
We did watch cartoons together on Saturday mornings. One of those times, I was giving her a piggyback ride around the coffee table in the living room when she fell off and fractured her collarbone. I felt really bad about it.
Another time, while we were playing tag, I fell, cutting my leg on a screw on the swingset. I made my sister look at the damage first. She said it looked kinda deep. She got our mom. (Today she’s a nurse that can handle all these issues, and I’m still the wimp who doesn’t want to look!)
There was a time I wanted to tell her that we didn’t need to put cookies out for Santa anymore. My mom stopped me before I could finish and asked me what my reasoning was. I didn’t say. But I had planned on saying, “He’s already too fat!”
When we were older and purchased something together, we would divide the price down to the last penny – and who paid the extra one last time.
Now that we’re grown and married, we have all boys close in age and enjoy spending holidays and vacations together.
We help each other through the difficult times and celebrate with each other when things are going well. We’ve provided meals and helped each other however needed. We enjoy doing activities together and spending time just talking in person or on the phone.
We share a lifetime of memories and our relationship is becoming richer and more treasured over time.
Sisters can be biological relatives. But they can also be close friends or women we have fellowship with at church. They are the special women that we can rely on through the good and bad times.
PRAYER: Dear Lord,
Thank You for the gift of a sister. Thank You for the shared memories, both good and bad, and our unconditional love for each other. Thank You for creating us with the ability to bind in special ways and support each other through this life.
In Christ’s name, Amen.
Think about the sisterly women in your life. How have you blessed one another?
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