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Sacred Meeting

Meetings fill up a good portion of my days.  I enjoy most of my meetings, however, nothing compares with meeting Miss Ellie five weeks ago.  I can only describe it as sacred.

I know the word, “sacred” is rarely used in this era and in today’s culture.  Where I come from, people list it as a girly word.   And, some think of it as out of context with how we experience life.  BUT.  And, this is a big BUT;  there are times when sacred is the only word which could possibly fit the situation.

The dictionary assigns a magnum definition to the word, sacred.

  • dedicated or set apart for the service or worship of a deity
  •  devoted exclusively to one service or use (as of a person or purpose)
  •  worthy of religious veneration:  holy
  •  entitled to reverence and respect
  •  of or relating to religion:  not secular or profane
  •  unassailable, inviolable
  •  highly valued and important
This definition explains the moments after the delivery of Miss Ellie.  There was not a dry eye in the room when Miss Ellie took a breath and turned pink.  The atmosphere was filled with energy, joy, and anticipation.   We had waited, prayed, trusted, and hoped for that very moment.  At times, we had struggled with unbelief, wanting it to happen, wondering if it could be possible, choosing to hope even when it seemed impossible.  The thing is . . . we had traveled a difficult journey in a dark valley a little less than two years before . . . when we had to say good-bye too soon.   So, when I held Miss Ellie for the first time, I felt the power of hope like never before, thanking God for making all things possible.
It was a sacred moment set apart from the normal of life.
Meeting Ellie minutes after delivery.

Meeting Ellie minutes after delivery.

When Miss Madelyn and Miss Sydney came to meet Miss Ellie, I felt the sacred connection and knew God was in it.  All three of these little girls are miracles and God has put them together for reasons beyond imagination.  I’m almost certain that all of heaven danced to the words, “With God all things are possible!”

Madelyn and Sydney meet their cousin Ellie

Auntie “Ning Ning” introduces Madelyn and Sydney to their cousin Ellie at their first cousin meeting.  Madelyn’s expression says it all!

So, today, I want to remind you that God has a lifetime of sacred meetings planned for you to experience.  Remember:  Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37).

It matters–Kerrie

(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)

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