Monday, August 10, 2009

Little Brother, Little Sister....

So, recently, I started my own personal bible study through Beth Moore's "The Beloved Disciple". I wasn't quite sure why I wanted to do this study, as opposed to the oodles of other really great ones that have come recommended, but as soon as I read the first day's title, I knew it was going to be an awesome journey.

Beth is gifted at fleshing out people in the Bible. When I read, I think about things....but not the way she does! And when the first chapter in the study of John was titled, "Little Brother", and went on to describe the type of man he probably was simply based on the fact that he was the little brother, not the eldest. Seeing John through those eyes......Hello! I was waving my hands screaming "I can relate!!"

I've been known as "Angela's little sister" for as long as I've been alive. I've followed in her footsteps, worn her hand-me-downs, tagged along, copied, spied on, crushed on her classmates, almost everything a little sister does to her bigger sister, I've done. Naturally, in highschool this was a nightmare. She sparkled through the hallways....had boyfriends lining can imagine what it felt like to be the "less sparkly sister."

Don't feel sorry for me though. Those were important feelings to feel. When I got to A&M and began to feel comfortable as being just "Florence", it felt good. Really good. It was a rite of passage as a little sister, and I had reached the end of the tunnel.

Moving ahead a few years, those "little sister" feelings come back from time to time. Especially when I visit her in Waco......everywhere we go....literally's "Ang's little sister" all over again. But this time, it's okay.

All that said, I'm excited to find out more about this man whom Jesus loved. He's intriguing to me, and not just because I love that he writes with simplicty. It's going to be a great journey!

My Beautiful Big Sis...


Jenna said...

great post...I love the way you write! Enjoy the bible study!

Anonymous said... are sweet to post a picture of me! Not sure if your post was a compliment or not, but I do remember that at some point at A&M I became known as "flo's sister" because YOU had become miss popularity!!!!

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