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Sarah's Story

Updated: Nov 6, 2020

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As I was sitting on a plane in the Detroit Airport, better known as DTW, people were going to their assigned seats and getting as comfortable as possible to take off for a trip to England. I met a well dressed woman who looked as if she was in her thirties but after talking with her; I realized that she was actually in her late fifties with two children who just became adults. She was dressed in a navy blue slack suit with a white blouse. She could have been mistaken as a flight attendant. At first glance, I thought she was a flight attendant. On second glance, she was preparing to take the seat next to me for the twelve-hour trip.


She was placing her luggage in the upper compartment section and stayed standing to request a pillow and blanket before take off. I had brought my own pillow and blanket on the plane, so I didn't need to request such. When we were both settled in for our lengthy trip, we became acquainted. Her name was Sarah. We talked about everything from children to religion.

Following are some stories that Sarah related to me. I was all ears without any comments and if I had comments; I kept them to myself for fear that she would stop in the middle of her stories.

After the plane took off and we completed introductions, we talked, really talk. What Sarah told me took up almost the rest of the trip when we weren't eating or snacking. When we became tired, we took turns napping, if not at the same time. However, during the flight the stories really seemed to come together.



I Never Thought

"I never thought what it meant to have Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, neither did I think about what I am in Christ Jesus, until a few years ago. I have read the Epistles of John and Paul and what they said about our description, but I just did not associate it with myself," Sarah said. "Probably because I originally didn't consider that they were writing about me, a future person. Then one day the scales were taken off my eyes and the plugs out of my ears". As the scriptures in Hebrew 5:12-6:5 (KJV) says:

“...when for the time ye ought to be teachers,

ye have need that one teach you again which

be the first principles of the oracles of God; and

are become such as have need of milk, and not

of strong meat. For every one that useth milk is

unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a

babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that

are of full age, even those who by reason of use

have their senses exercised to discern both good

and evil. Therefore leaving the principles of the

doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not

laying again the foundation of repentance from

dead works, and of faith toward God. Of the

doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands,

and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal

judgement. And this will we do, if God permit. For

it is impossible for those who were once enlightened,

and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made

partakers of the Holy Ghost, and have tasted the

good word of God, and the powers of the world to

come...”


Even though I had been saved and filled with the Holy Ghost in my late teenage years, I continued to live by my senses instead of partaking of the absolute Devine Nature of Jesus Christ. I did not take hold of my inheritance. I did not steady the Word. I did not socialize with God fearing, God saved Christians. I did not know the Word, so consequently I did not live the Word. I lived like my so-called friends around me. I also got married and my husband and children became my life until “the divorce.


Breadcrumbs

Years later, during the divorce, (that was dragged out for 15 years) I found myself hungry for the Word. I attended a Unitarian Church where the pastor did in fact give decent sermons about getting along with your fellow man. I suppose that's what I needed, at the time. As I look back, he never preached or taught about Jesus or any other specifics from the Bible. Now, I understand 2 Corinthians 6:14, “Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?”


Again, I thirsted and could not find or did not realize that that was the Holy Spirit within me calling and urging me to have a closer relationship with the Master. At the time, I did not understand. I immersed myself in work. Whenever, I went to court and stood in front of the Judge for the divorce, I would feel an ache in the middle of my s