The Proto's

By Blesson Mathew, Partnership Coordinator

The people you meet in life is not accidental but intentional. In my case, my friendship with the Proto’s initially seemed to fall into the category of “work”, by creating a partnership and helping a family that might be in need in terms of physical home repair. God can use any simple interaction or reason in meeting someone, and go far beyond our minds and understanding.

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7

Many times we expect things to happen on our own time. We expect a transformation or signs of progress right away in the context of friendships or those we are building a relationship with. At least I did. Over the past 3 years I have been able to see this family grow in their faith. I have been blessed to be involved in their life personally. And I have even been able to join in on their journey to finally getting married, their perspective change on the importance of this, and committing to it after many years of passing it by. This past month, I was able to be at their wedding. To celebrate their relationship. And in that, I was able to reflect on how God had truly worked in my friendship with the Proto’s. What merely started as a partnership 3 years ago, evolved into a friendship, and in the midst of that friendship God intervened and created much more than that. He created a family I have been invited into and blessed to take part in on the life journey with them miles away from home. In God’s time, He fulfills and makes all things perfect.

What relationships can you praise God for today? In what ways have you seen Him intricately work through the people you have met and the roles those people now play in your life? This is truly one of the greatest gifts from Him.

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