At times, I can’t help but wonder how did I ever end up with my gang of friends during my secondary school days.
Whenever I reflect about this, I find it divinely funny since there is somewhat some distinct difference between them and myself.
Our special bond
Albeit the obvious differences, all of us share a common situation that I believe bonded us together: our dysfunctional family background.
Somehow, our gang became our family that we did not have or experience at home. It was being together that we felt a sense of belonging and security with each looking out for one another. It is amazing how we are still keeping tabs on one another till now.
God’s love revealed
Lately, I had a revelation that it was His plan and purpose from the very beginning that He “planted” me in that group in order that one day He could use me to reach out to them. And already I see this coming to pass.
I am not ashamed to say that I am thankful to God for my chequered past and the friends that I have made from there. Without them, I would not be the uniquely me I am today.
And I dare to say that I would have been worse off if I didn’t have friends as such as they were my family when I needed one during the most critical period of my early years.
Through my personal life, I am coming to understand more and experience more the deep love that God has for each one of us. He will resort to all means to ambush us with His love in order to save us.
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And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.
And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Mat 9