Before the semester ended, I had a coffee date with a beautiful friend. As we sat across from one another swapping stories, I kept thinking about this quote. My friend, Ketura, radiates joy and beauty. From the first time we met, I could tell that she was a young woman chasing hard after Christ.
As we talked our conversation centered on Christ. She gushed about God’s faithfulness. She wanted to tell me about the transformation in her own life and in the lives of those close to her. She wanted to hear about where I was in my relationship with God. She wanted to know about what I’ve been learning recently. During the drive back to campus, I thought about Matthew 12:34…”for the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” If you spend more than a minute talking with Ketura, it’s evident that her heart is full of Christ.
Being around her makes me want to know Christ more. I know that her joy comes from her relationship with Him. Her absolute trust and dependency rests in Christ and that has transformed her life.
I want to be a woman who “boldly and unashamedly knows who [I am] in Christ.” For that is the only source of true beauty.
P.S. I searched and searched for a picture of Ketura and this is the only one I could find of the two of us. It’s nearly a year old, but it gives you a small glimpse of how radiant Ketura is…
Sending each of you a hug this Monday morning!