This isn't a story about how I paid it forward, though I hope my sister will write her story when she pays this key forward. She is an amazing writer; she'll make you laugh and cry.
She is one of those people who are really hard to buy gifts for. She has everything, including STRENGTH. So, I didn't choose the strength key for her birthday gift because she is lacking in strength, but rather because she embodies it. It's not that she never needs anyone-that's not strength anyway. It's that she knows where it comes from and she knows how to use it. When she needs more strength, she receives it or asks for it gracefully. She accepts it, taps into it, and pours it out for those around her.
I think I also chose the strength key for her because I need strength. We live so far away from each other and, somehow, this key might connect us like the strong bond between sisters.
Psalm 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."
January 15, 2015