But you can’t have MY Sharon Kessler! Well, she is not “mine,” not really, but Sharon’s words of encouragement certainly make my life more present in God’s love.
Surely self-doubt is the writer’s constant companion. Just as surely, a kind word from a smart friend is the writer’s constant encouragement. Sharon’s encouraging presence in my life reminds me of the truth of these Bible verses:
1 Thessalonians 5:11: “Therefore encourage one another and build up each other.”
Hebrews 3:13: “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”
James 5:16: “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
I hope I am “Sharon Kessler” to someone else today!