100 Beautiful Days -Day Sixteen

Day sixteen –

I have a new friend!  Well, technically she is a new co-worker, she lives on the other side of the country, and I’ve never met her in person. But hey, she’s my new friend nonetheless! I’ve spent countless hours this week visiting with her by phone, Skype and Zoom and we have forged quite a bond over spreadsheets, computer issues and the like.

So yesterday, after a long zoom meeting with my new co-worker, I was doing a little happy dance about having a new friend.  My family was just looking at me like I had lost my mind! (I don’t think they believe that friendship is classified as remote meeting with someone over the computer

But…something you need to know about me is I love to collect people!!  I know that sounds odd, but let me explain.  Some people have collections of sports memorabilia, antiques or even little what nots, but I have none of those. I collect people!  Meeting new people and making new friends is at the top of my favorites list and I tend to meet someone once or twice, quickly become attached and claim them as my friend.  I can’t decide if that makes me nice or creepy.  Either way – people make my heart happy.

So – I’ve been excited to visit with my new friend/co-worker but all of our meetings have either been over the phone or non-video skype calls. Yesterday was the first chance I had to meet with her by Zoom meeting and see her face. Oh, the fun to finally have a face to put with the name/voice.

As I finished up my meeting yesterday and was doing my happy dance, it hit me: wow! If I am this excited about visiting with Julia after many conversations of just hearing her voice and finally getting to put a face with her name, how much more exciting will it be when I see my Savior face to face? After all these years of knowing Him, listening to His voice, and operating out of faith, won’t it be wonderful when our faith is made sight? What a beautiful thought! I had to sit down and really let that sink in.

In that same thought, I realized that many of the people I have collected will be there when I arrive. The celebration will be big, and the happy dance will be real! Oh, they joy!!

So now I ask you – what beautiful thought brought you happiness today, and made your feet want to do a little jig? In what way are you really being pushed to walk by faith in this season? What can you let remind you that right now you walk by faith, but someday your faith will be made sight?

If all else fails, call up your mobile help line and chat with a service representative whose face you can’t see, and let it remind you of this story… but don’t tell them I sent you!

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