Connections

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There are a lot of things I don’t understand. There are also a lot of things that I know exist but I cannot see them and I don’t understand how they work. Take the connections between people for example; I know they exist but I don’t know exactly what they look like in the unseen realm. 

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When two people marry, they become connected. The Scripture says, “and the two shall become one flesh.” Mark 10:4 We know that marriage produces a physical union but there is also a union of the spirit, soul and mind. Within a few years of being married to my husband, I could be sitting in a room thinking of something and he would bring up that same thought or subject within a few minutes. Now, after several decades together, it happens all the time and I know we have a real connection. This connection I understand because we are so close.

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What about the connection we have with our children? They are our own flesh and blood and there is a bond there that is undefined but it is almost as strong as the bond between husband and wife. It is not the same kind of connection, though. Even when my sons were living at home, I could be thinking about something, and rarely would they bring up the same subject. And even if they did bring up the subject, we didn’t necessarily agree on the topic.

What astounded me about the connection, though, was when I saw it in action. Years ago, our youngest son was stationed in Kuwait somewhere along the Iraqi border. He was in a time zone that was eleven hours ahead of us and he rarely got to call home. There was a SAT phone in the compound and every few weeks at a different time, he would call us. Day or night we would speak to him for about twenty minutes. Without fail, within about fifteen minutes of that call, our oldest son would give us a call. He was living in another city, and of course, was concerned about his brother. We would tell him the news, but I was always surprised that his call would come so soon after his younger brother’s.  Why was he prompted to call us? It must have been the unseen connection he had with his brother and with us.

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Photo by MabelAmber. Courtesy of Pixabay.

What about the connections we have with our close friends? How does that work? The Scripture gives us an example of that when talking about Jonathan and David. In 1 Samuel 18:1, it says that, “the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.”  I have had a few friends in my life whom I have had that kind connection with. For whatever reason, we have connected and as time passed, our souls became more and more knit together. Many times, I will be thinking about my friend, and she will call me or visa versa. What does that look like in the unseen realm? I don’t know. If I did, I would draw or paint a picture of it.

Connections…I don’t really understand them. But just because I can’t see them doesn’t mean I don’t believe they are real and that they exist. What about you, how would you explain the connections you have with others?

All Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, New King James Version. Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used with permission.

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19 thoughts on “Connections

  1. Thanks for your thoughts, Valerie. My wife and I were just talking about one aspect of your topic this weekend. Yesterday afternoon we were at a place where there were perhaps 200 people. I asked her “Can you see love here? We know that there are many couples here that love each other, but love is something you can’t see. We may see evidence of love such as a smile or a gentle touch, but you can’t see love.”

    What would that be like, if we could put on a pair of spiritual glasses and be able to see the things of the spiritual world? Would we be able to see the Holy Spirit working in the lives of others? Would we be able to see Him working in our own lives? That would be amazing! Of course, there is the other side, the dark world of Satan and his minions, that I wouldn’t really want to see. Yet seeing evidence of both good and evil strengthens my faith in God. Millions of people don’t believe in a spiritual world at all, unfortunately for them.

    As Christians, we know that God is in control of all things. We can’t see Him weaving, but we see the evidence of His weaving. You have a photo of knitting materials with the verse from 1st Samuel. That’s a good verse for me to know and I’m going to study that portion of scripture this morning. You probably know of the poem “The Weaver”, but if not you can read it on our site here: theweavershand.com/the-weaver/

    Blessings in Christ Jesus from Arizona,
    John

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    • Thank you for reading the post and your insightful comment. I, too would like to see the spiritual world (good) sometimes, but I do not want to see the dark side. I read Piercing the Darkness and it gave me insight. Blessings to you both!

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