Friday, June 1, 2012

Stories of Daughters Redeemed: My baby sister

Last week, I started what I hope will be a weekly series called "Stories of Daughters Redeemed." The redeemed daughter may be someone famous or she may be someone unknown. She may be living for Christ now or she may be gone on to glory. But all of these women will have one story in common...their story of redemption in Christ.

Last Friday, we traveled back in time to glean from the story of Ruth. This week, we'll stay a little (actually a lot!) closer to home as I tell you about another one of my favorite redemption stories...the story of my baby sister and her impact on my life!

My littlest sister graduates from high school tonight at the top of her class.  As you can imagine, I am a proud big sis!

She has given me such joy over the past 17 years, and God has used her to teach me so much along the way.  Her work ethic is admirable, her compassion--beautiful, her steadfastness--encouraging.  God allowed me the great privilege of leading her to Christ in the backseat of our car ten years ago. And since then, he has graciously allowed me to walk alongside her on her journey to become a godly young woman.

Through my baby sister, God has shown me the beauty of the verse in Psalm 145 that reads, "One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts."

And through her, he taught me that the highest calling he has given me is to faithfully share his story of redemption...proclaiming the gospel of Christ to every tribe, tongue, nation...and sister.

Today I'm linking up with...

Beholding Glory

1 comment

  1. Chelsea,
    What a beautiful love story. Western culture doesn't do enough to support healthy relationships between either women or siblings, so what a blessing it is that you and your sister share such rich closeness. You bless your mother, your family, and the heart of God in so doing.
    I'm stopping by fromm Faith Filled Fridays, and couldn't be more delighted. I pray that our 15 year old lives the kind of life that will bless, as have you and your sister.
    Peace and good to you,