Rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. ~ Colossians 2:7
Long, long ago...in fact, thirty plus years ago, Tom (with my support) led a two-year Navigator Bible Study series called The 2:7 Series based on Colossians 2:7.
We had an amazing group of folks who attended, and we bonded with them as we "grew strong, deepened roots, and bore fruit in God's family."
Well...one couple in the group whom we hadn't seen in years and years stopped by to see us on Saturday afternoon as they were headed home to New Jersey after their vacation.
What a wonderful time of seeing friends! Here are Marc and Deb just before they left us and headed out to West Virginia to see another couple from our 2:7 group. It was a trip of reunions for them!Marc took a picture of our family on his phone (sorry for low quality) to show to our mutual friends in West Virginia so they could see how we'd aged! Ha! No, actually, so they could see our smiling faces sending them long-distance hellos!I just love when friends come to visit! There's a cross-stitch on our wall that says "Stay Awhile!" And we really mean it!
I always have one of the girls take a photo of me with whichever friend has come...to stay awhile. Here's a picture of the two Debs together:Here's the cross-stitch I made years ago for each couple/member of our Colossians 2:7 group as a remembrance of the times we were together:Whenever I see this verse, I think of our special times studying God's Word with special friends.