Thursday, January 20, 2011

Study Buddies

Maria, me, Callie, Jenna, Daphne

These are the girls I study the Bible with every Friday night. We are halfway through Mark and have already seen God do some wonderful things. You already know that Jenna was baptized and married. Also, Daphne has begun homeschooling her son and has three weeks off work to get started - quite a miracle for a single mom. Maria confided in us information she swore she would never share with another person. As a result she said she feels free and wants to use her experience to help others. Callie has become a close friend and, though she and her husband are Catholic and don't participate in our Sunday meetings, she is always at the Bible study. She is due to deliver a baby girl in February and we can't wait to meet her.

When I asked them what they thought about the study so far, one said she has been part of a church for years and has never understood the Bible as much as she does now. Another asked why they don't teach this stuff at other churches. Please don't hear me bragging by sharing these comments with you. On the contrary, I have nothing to do with the wealth of knowledge God is bestowing on these women. I simply facilitate their reading of the Scripture, explaining the context and answering questions. I have no curriculum or fancy study guide. God is faithful in revealing himself and his truths to those who seek.