GIVE: Love By The Spirit — Soul Mates

GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix

Soul Mates

© 2011 Grace Ste. Croix

February 22, 2011

“God is love.” What an inspirational quote that many of us have heard in church, mosque or synagogue. We see God’s infinite love in many ways, through the beautiful land he gave us to tend, his miraculous creatures which roam it, and everything that nurtures our existence. In the month of February particularly, we each may reflect on love and God’s love for us and our appreciation for God’s many gifts. In light of the month of love, let us reflect one gift God has given us, the love of a soul mate.

Soul mates are generally thought of to be lovers. Somehow in the chaos of life, a man and a woman met and formed an impenetrable bond of friendship, camaraderie, and adoration. Your husband or wife will stand by you through thick and thin or “in sickness and in health until death do you part.” Powerful words. God definitely has another person for each of us to share life with. However, I ask each of you to expand the term “soul mates” from just lovers.

It is possible that we have more than one soul mate in life. Not only may we have a bond with our husband or wife that follows the definition of a soul mate, but this can be expanded to friends and family. Have you observed the power of sisterhood? Women who have been wonderful friends for years that in times of death, heart-break, divorce and devastation come together for their suffering friend in a stronger bond then could ever be expressed into words? In times of triumph, success, graduation, births and weddings, isn’t it your friends and family who cry tears of joy while you or your immediate family bask in true happiness? Though you are not lovers, you love each other to unspeakable measures.

Many friends would lay down their lives for each other. Many family members would do the same.  Is it possible for friends or siblings to have as strong a bond as a husband or a wife? Absolutely. Though the relationship itself is different from a lover or a mate, the depth of the bond is truly the same.

As February focuses on lovers, some of us do not have one to enjoy this month with. If that is so, tell your other soul mates, your friends and family, how much you love them and appreciate their existence in your life.

Let us each embrace God’s love, as we receive gifts of soul mates, whether they be lovers, friends, or family to journey through our time together, embracing the experience which is life.

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One Response

  1. Hi Grace,
    I totally agree and have been saying this for years. We are connected to and have “soul ties” to different people throughout life. Thank you for your post.
    Kathy

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