Thankful for Unexpected, Anticipated Relationships
Have you ever wondered where did the alphabet song came from? I decided to go a children’s website, called and I found out. It originated in the 1700’s in France by a composer Bouin in 1761. Since Bouin’s composition has been passed down throughout the ages and by 1835 a composer name Charles Bradless copyrighted the alphabet song, affectionately known as the, “ABC song”. He gave honor and credit to the musical arrangement to Louis Le Marie, a 18th century composer.
One of the biggest smiles that I see on anyone who is around children stem from young children singing their ABC's. It is one of the moments that can melt any heart no matter how rough around the edges they may be. When that small voice starts to sing it is almost natural for anyone who is an earshot away to automatically sing either in their heads or belt it out followed by a good laugh.
The alphabet song has some of the most powerful lyrics of the fundamental needs to develop our speech to speak fluently as we have progressed in age. The jumbled letters that seemed cute are straightened out and now able to be recognized, read, written in many ways. Ironically, there are some relationships that we get in that takes us to the fundamentals of what relationships are all about. Communication, honesty, trust, and most of all allowing someone the opportunity to come into our hearts - friendship. These types of relationships are the ones that are unexpected yet will leave a lasting impression on your heart of the years to come. These are some of the relationships that we may have prayed for when we were in school feeling like we may not have had a friend to play with, talk to on the phone with, go out to eat with or take a trip with.
Can you imagine the prayers that Jonathan prayed before David came to his house? On another note, can you imagine the prayers that David prayed while attending the sheep and ministering to the Lord? Do you think that David ever asked for a friend here on earth that represented the love God had for him so it can be tangible? Can you imagine the prayers that were prayed by Elisha when he was younger for a teacher and years later Elijah came. Could it be that Elisha was able to finally leave his mother, father and work in the field rather quickly was because his prayers caught up with his destiny which brought forth is destined teacher?
The anticipation makes these types of relationships just “click” and seem so normal even though it’s been hours or a couple of days of conversation that seems to be years to a life time. The Lord, who has created us from the dust of the ground and knitted us in our mother’s womb, knows when we need that one person at the right time. What A DAY of rejoicing that will be in the heavens when you two not only cross paths but your paths come together and is intertwined as one.
This week we are thankful for the friends that remind us of the fundamental perspective of relationships; although they take us off guard they are built just when we need them most!! Relationships without friendship are strangers living in a mirage of self-fulfilment. Continue to pray for these types of friends and healthy relationships over yourself. Most of all over your kids!