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Eternal Connections

Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.  1 Corinthians 12:27 NIV

eternal connectionsA new year dawned. In my early morning devotions I asked God, “What is your word for me for the year ahead?” It came loud and clear: eternal connections.

As the year progressed, I reconnected with my childhood best friend on Facebook and my brother and cousins at our aunt’s memorial service. My biological half-sister flew across the country to solidify our new-found relationship, conceived through a DNA test.

I submitted my DNA-connection narrative to 23andme. They wanted to learn more about how their product created my new relationships. During a Skype interview, Kelly, their story producer, asked me what I would say to someone considering 23andme. I simply replied, “Take the test!”

My daughter tried out for her school’s dance team many years ago. After four grueling afternoons of lengthy tryouts, she wasn’t chosen but was not disappointed. Libby loved to dance, learn new songs, and be with her friends. She learned how to enjoy the process. Libby experienced many new connections that are still strong today.

God calls us to connect with others, as He has connected with us. We may never know in this life what He does through our associations. He came to earth as a man to bind us together with Him and reveal how each of us is vital in His body, the church.

Connections require love—a risky, selfless sacrifice of our time and energy for the eternal benefit of others. I plan to seek out new associations today and rekindle old ones. I hope you will too.

Who are some people you need to reconnect with?  

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Macy Johnson

Macy Johnson is a native Floridian living the lake-life in Georgia. She is an instrument of God’s blessings as a writer, church pianist, community accompanist, wife, mother, nana, Bridge player, adoptee, retired auditor, and member of Word Weavers International. Her “God Sightings” are published weekly in the Greensboro Herald-Journal. Find her at www.macymjohnson.com, macymjohnson@gmail.com, and on Facebook as Macy Martin Johnson.