Monday, August 13, 2012

They'll Know You're Sisters By Your Love


Before you learn bias…



Before you learn about race…


Before you learn what divides “us” from “them”…


Before Civil Rights History class…


Before “black” and “white” mean more than items from the crayon box…


At the truest level, minus the baggage of years…


People are simply people.
Sisters are completely sisters.
Best friends are the very best of friends.



Dear God, let my daughters always love as they do now, with simplicity.

Let them always extend their arms as they do now, with inclusiveness.


Let them remember the holy truths they know now:

     ...sisters don’t have to come from the same belly.
     ...skin brown or pink, curls silky or tight, we celebrate God's expansive creation.
     ...my daughters, you'll never have to explain you are sisters as long as you keep loving each other well.  Even strangers understand you are sisters by the love you have for one another.



"Your love for one another 
will prove to the world that 
you are my disciples."
John 13:35

Dear God, may our love for Christian brothers and sisters be so great that others immediately understand who  and whose we are.


14 comments:

Jessica Whatley said...

Didn't expect you to make me cry this morning! Love you and those girls and all the fun times you're having together!!

Rebecca Rainer said...

Your prayer and pictures are beautiful.

BeaumontGirl said...

Thank you for such a great post this morning, really enjoyed it.

http://thebees3.blogspot.com/

Nicole said...

Beautifully written. You have adorable children!

hannah said...

I love this prayer! It's so sweet and heartfelt; may it be true. =) Both girls are beautiful!

Laura Rowe [twirl] said...

Hello! This post is precious. My friend Toria sent me your link (from Toria & Kyle's blog) b/c she said you're in Mobile! My husband and I just moved here last week. We're in midtown so I thought I'd say hello to another face around here!

Toria and Kyle said...

Love your beautiful girls!

Cameron said...

Love. Love. Love.

Tiffany said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Their innocence and love brought tears to my eyes. They are precious.

Visiting from Miscelleny Monday!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

nthecity said...

This is beautiful.

L.O.T. said...

Beautiful! Maybe one of my favorites. :)

RACHEL said...

Thank you all for stopping by!

Especially for taking the time to comment... so thoughtful!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

So beautiful...and, yes you can totally tell they are sisters.

RACHEL said...

I think so too, Krystyn. :)
(I'm a touch biased.)