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Bits from Bob"Relationships"

The last few weeks I have been spending a lot of time on the beach. Sitting in the sun, floating in the ocean, listening to the waves crashing on the shore, and thinking about all kinds of things. Right before leaving on vacation I received a call from a “friend” that I had no contact with in over eight years. Her husband, Dwaine, was my best friend during high school. “Dwaine is very sick” she shared and asked if I would come by to see him in

the hospital. So later that day I went to see him. It was like it always was. We talked about nothing and laughed as we went from one thing to another. It felt good and reminded me of times past. After an hour or so his wife Jennie came and I had to leave because of an appointment. She followed behind me as I left the room and thanked me for coming and then she said, “I love you.” Those three words have been buzzing in my head ever since.

What was once a close relationship had evolved into something far less.

Broken relationships are a part of life. Families become fractured, friends leave. Personally speaking, Lacy a foster child that was a big part of my life has not been heard from since she graduated from high school. It is all too easy to say “I love you,” but the proof is in the showing. Mending relationships that were once broken is a wonderful experience. I don’t know what the days ahead will bring for Dwaine but I will pray not only for his physical and

spiritual healing, but mine as well.

Once our relationship with God was broken because of our sin, but because of His love for us, He took the initiative and reached down to us, by offering His only son as a sacrifice for our sin and restored our broken relationship with Him. LOVE IS IN THE SHOWING!

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