Friends are a precious, beautiful blessing from God. They come in all ages and stages. As I assess my close friendships, they span age generations. Part of the reason is that God’s given me the opportunity to lead high school girl small groups in Student Impact at Willow Creek Community Church.
One of my girls, sweet Becca, just stopped by for a quick visit since she is home for Easter. She is a junior at Hope University in Holland, MI , and I haven’t seen her for months. When she pulled up to my house I couldn’t contain my excitement, so I jumped up and down and clapped until I could give her a big hug! She brings such delight to my heart with her grace, beauty, love for God, love for community and love for the forgotten around the world. It’s holy ground when God gives gifts of seeing the heart of another and it’s such a joy for me to have a glimpse into this precious heart.
Becca is going on a trip to India on May 6th for five weeks with a team of students from Hope. Excitement and passion overflow from deep within when she tells of her trip. My heart is full of joy and excitement even after she’s gone so I wanted to share her plans. Here is a link to her blog, Preparing for a Pilgrimage, telling her journey that has brought her to traveling to India:
She also is selling these amazing handmade Banyan Trees for $20. I now have a trio gracing my dining room table. This is what she says about them on her blog: “The Banyan is the national tree of India, known as the tree of knowledge and life. It has the widest reaching roots of all known trees and some say that more than 10,000 people can sit under its shade at one time.”
I love and adore Becca! “God makes beautiful things. Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”