Damsels in Distress 31: Jade and Aurora
He Helps Us Overcome Every Obstacle
Aurora and Jade had been friends for over five years. In age they were peers, and persevered in several of their areas of interest that intersected in a strong and often delightful way. Both played basketball in high school, although Aurora was a forward and Jade was a guard. They laughed once that they pretty much cancelled each other out, unless they were playing some outside team and then of course both had pivotal roles to fill. They were distilled in the same ambrosia of income, (and they were very unlike in their height and size. One was tall and lean and the other, though just as keen, was shorter and a little heavier to her chagrin. (How did that word come off my pen?” Want to guess who fit each bill? Well, I will save you the time so you will desire to read on. and not feel the necessity to “slime me.’ I am afraid I am a “little” obsessed and thus tend to go long. Usually catch the pass, but never want to be last. Might have to “fast” (See God 101.)
It was Jade who was the tall Green Giant and thus Aurora (the dawn in mythology) was the smaller and stouter. But neither was a pouter and they accepted their looks as much as was possible, as we can attest in today’s society Why did looks get so influential? This was never a point of departure and they used their own special gifts, being fast and being tall ( good blocker, “more mass,” they laughed). And then passed. They had rehearsals for their special vocal and theatrical (like me) roles. And they were also bold.
They were very full of life not just that they were alive but that they lived it to the fullest. They had practice every day after school so they really did spend a great deal of time, both at home and school, together. They certainly were tethered, and some would say, “feathered”, (in “birds of a feather” lore.)
Were there distinctions? (Of course, “silly goose”) Aren’t there in every friendship? I vote yes, and I am writing this, so take it for real. Otherwise write your own “prosity.” Not really. I would have no customers! If one could peel the rind of theses ladies selfness, one would find love and kindness and sense of humor and “smarts” and even a love for the game of darts. They had learned that together and it was a secure spot in which to find them on a day they were stuck inside. In liquor and drugs, they did not imbibe. Thank God, and they did, as a matter of fact, pray every day.
Prayer sustained them and they gained ever new perspectives from their closeness to their Father as they called Him. There was always time for a prayer for the day, and then they were outfitted and protected. Aurora’s mother had taught them about “Putting on the Amour of God every morning and it was revolutionary and wow did it work. There was no telling how many disasters they had been able to avoid by taking God with them wherever they went. He was indeed a “”God send.” And just to keep you informed, you too can go to Ephesians and learn the prayer for yourself, unless you want to chance fate, and I don’t personally like to take the deceiver on a date. He is way too full of hate and can (as learned in the Sunday sermon, perpetrate our inner being and if we listen to his hateful description of who we are, there is little fun in the day. So….pray! He lies!!!!
Both these young ladies were very good in some form of performance. One extolled in plays, and the other in dramatic interpretation. They were once again right on in their interests. And the difference in their specialties kept them happy, competing for the same votes, so to say. Aurora and Jade were sisters by choice, not by birth. What would be the worth if one wanted to debate that. But after all, isn’t that nice? They could not choose their parents and siblings but they could choose their friends It is a growing trend. Keep that in mind, for it is according to God, a wonderful way to play and not bring about dismay. Orally, they were strong on strong. They were not great singers, but they did sing a spiritual song. Jade is the better actress and was in the One Act Play that went to state last year in competition, and Aurora won also in Dramatic Interpretation.
They practiced those proclivities together also, “run lines”, so to speak, in that art of performing. And just to put your mind at rest, they were very talented in this in so many things. And none of them did they detest. They had grown up in middle class families and watched the role models of their parents as they squeezed every dollar until it cried aloud! Let me go you clod! You are hurting me, and I will have to become a smaller “bill.” (LOL time for a light note.) They studied together, did chores in each other’s houses together, ran their lines as they worked and they had never been called “jerks.” They were well respected by their classmates who actually (o be truthful) envied their joy and hard work. and mostly their disciples. And the perks that they sought, had classmates trying to imitate them. That is,of course, the greatest part of valor. To bring others in on their plan and help them since they were rapidly becoming fans.
They were young adults now and no longer really children, but they were still each other’s best friend and would be until the end. (either their deaths or the return of Jesus to rapture His family on earth, which might part might be translated first and others later (Read your Book) and how could anyone lose, these are both true and valuable and “remainable.” (New word if you did not notice). That is one of the great fun things about writing, you can do so at your own risk and it is fun to invent even words, which, by the way, this form of writing is, the “prosity.” Never heard anyone call it that? Probably NOT because it only exists, now, at least, with me. So you are in a new exciting writing environment. Prose with many inlaid rhyming words. The construction, is a little harder to write, but I hope it is worth the effort. And if no one but me reads them, so be it. But I leave any judgment to God and if He wants someone to read them, He will bring them and it will come to pass. He s the”mover and the shaker” of all things even my writing. He told me in prayer to do it and I do my best to obey. Every day I listen for what He has to say.
Oh well, back to the story. Jade and Aurora were lovely and sweet and all things neat. They were all that God had intended them to be. But that only occurs when one is in His grace and in the path set perfectly for that person’s place. You, or anyone, need to pray for His leading to find out His desire for your particular life. Otherwise one may find that the real world, (these days particularly) are full of strife. The End draws nigh, just don’t know when (Carry a knife, friends.) Legally, of course. Emergencies only.
“But when one walks with God, “ Jade remarked to her best friend, Aurora) “ there is that safely net of His love to save us when we fall, and of course, we do fall. Everyone does. We were born into this world as humans with tremendous strife all around, and a sin nature because of the fall from His glorious heaven. (Dang that beautiful Lucifer, AKA, Satan, who thought he would out do God and be the leader of the universe. (He was wrong, in case you have not heard. And to receive His peace, that is the only way to play. Please lead others, Father” into Your realm and teach them how to receive not just salvation, the greatest gift but grace, and mercy and forgiveness. And the right way to live. When one or two, as is the case of us, my friend, are gathered together He will be among us. Aurora, we are the lucky ones. We were raised in a home with parents who put God first, not the world; not huge sums of money, not looks, not any tangible workless oriented life style or, existence, God’s simple plan for all of us who will listen, is to love Him and to love one another. (the Motto of our church, (.The Current) Suffer with your friends, and make amends for your failings ands confess them immediately to God and ask for His forgiveness which He is so eager to bestow upon us when we fall into sin.” Then Jade smiled and raised her hand to heaven. “”Lift Holy Hands, He says. Please help us Father, to be harbingers, (not to announce spring) but to be prayer warriors for others and to be ambassadors of the faith, which will make us able to spread the gospel to others until all know Him. Wow! my friend, we have a mighty task. But with His help we can last. We need to throw away the past and reach toward the goal of winning souls for Father God. You Father, are the light, the truth the way. And everyone needs to know you. That is what the Good Book has to say.”.
Then they went out to play badminton using the net in Jade’s back yard. They had done chores in order to purchase this kit. They loved the running and hitting and laughing at their ridiculous off to the right or left hits and cheered one another in their moments of great shots.,when they got amazingly “hot.” This is just one more of the activities with which they filled their time. They did not go to bars, or smoke weed, or spend tremendous amounts of money going to movies. (Or buying new clothes). They were like their parents, careful with what they had,. And they had been taught to work, do chores, get part time jobs etc. They did not expect multitudes of presents at Christmas time. They did not expect their patents to cater to their whims. People shouldn’t for they are then classified as “dim witted.” And they can’t ask to be completely equipped with a closest full of new clothes. Change them around, that shows your creativity. And you can have fun. Both in the house and in the sun.
I do hope you, dear readers, are able to ascertain ways in which you can follow these examples, that come directly from God’s Word and be a good steward of those things which are given to us, and be prepared and willing to give time to share what His word says at every possible juncture and in all situations which He lays out for us. “Be generous,” Jade remarked. “Yes, and find people who are not able to provide for themselves, for we are Jesus’ ambassadors to a dying world. We need to do our part to let others know the proper way to live each day. I love being the God-given recipient of His mercy and compassion. He fills me up with songs of glory. He fills me up with tales of worth, He deals me grace I do not merit, and in the end of times, when the earth is so riddled with discouraging and unfair events. He prepares me for the end.
Then they were off to buy groceries for the week to help out Aurora’s mother. She was working overtime this week and they wanted to be helpful to her. Yes, they are very good ladies. They know how to live and they love to give, not just receive, but to give, give and give some more.
Open the doors and windows and scream out the good news; shake off the bad news, and find the salient “clues” and if they haul you off for being “obnoxious,” you can scream back, “Go ahead and lock me up for I will find those incarcerated with me who are actually a “trapped audience.” and God will accept them and move them up. That works for me.” Jade declared. “ I am not afraid to share the gospel with any who will listen, and I will never miss out on a chance to inform others of the things of God that they do not know. I will reach down and pull up any who are falling, and stand side by side with the ones who are needy but aware of how their need can be met. I will never be silent when my Father leads me to speak. I belong to Him.”
Aurora stepped in and helped her friend, And when they had talked and shared and answered questions, for all those who were standings all around. Those there were astounded.. They stood there with tears in their eyes for they had learned how to obtain the ultimate prize. One said, “God has spoken to us via these young vibrant young women and I intend to find a church to attend before next week. I will go where they go and learn these things that God and Jesus have to tell. I dropped out of school when I was in the eighth grad and don’t spell well or write very clearly, but I can store these messages in my heart!” And another one said. “Surely they are from God Himself, for they speak miracles and teachings, and they are not even really preaching, At least not in the way I have always thought those “churchy” things were boring, yet I am all astir.”
And the statements continued to come form the many who had gathered and they were similar and yet personal. And they told Aurora and Jade how much they believed their lives had now been impacted.
The girls smiled that enigmatic smile for which they were known, picked up their rackets and continued their game. They knew they had once been the same and had shame and now they were washed in the “blood of the Lamb.” Aurora said to Jade, “Now we can continue our play, and feel good about the sharing of His gospel. I really think some of them will follow through.” ‘Yes, Jade declared, “God was with us. Emmanuel.” “Your serve,, buddy.” And the game was continued and they were now waiting for what else might be on the menu. They moved when God told them and were obedient and would be unto death.” Jesus was the Greatest One obedient unto death and that death saved and is saving and will be saving until the Rapture and even then others will eventually be impacted. God is love.” Amen and Amen.
Stay tuned for more soon. I got a little “preachy”, but I was just following my Father’s lead ,and I feel He wanted me to speak so I spoke. Most of my writings are not so filled with the Message, but He rewrote this one, so these are His words. And no matter what kind of “”nerd” I may seem to be. I typed, and I don’t question God. Again I say Amen and amen. Soon there will be another one for your to read and maybe the teaching parts will be less bossy(NO, that is my cow, never mind.) See you soon. But not on the moon.
Beauty the Sleuth 11: Santana and Suzanne
Our Unshaken Lord
Santana Wilson was humming along with the radio in her car.