(Part 2)

Long Hair and Friendship - An Exercise in Patience & Contentment

"I thank… God every time I remember you...I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." (Philippians 1:3, 4:11)

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law…" (Galatians 5:22-23)

 Author: Apostle Paul (New Testament, NIV

Korishka felt both happy and sad... She had recently had her hair trimmed and was feeling all the mixed emotions that go along with it. She always felt sad when she had to get it cut. Whenever she had to have her hair trimmed, she felt as if an important part of her self was being taken away and being unceremoniously dumped in a dirty trash can.

Just as she hated to be parted from any length of her hair, she felt this same sadness to be parted from any of her dear friends. Several of them would be leaving the country soon to share God’s Love (the Gospel) with people from all over the world. One friend was moving to Spain, and another friend was going back to Kenya etc. Korishka consoled herself with the thought that her trimmed hair would grow back stronger and fuller. The same is true of friendship. If a friendship can be maintained through a time of separation, this can enable the friendship to grow stronger and deeper (she hoped).. The longer a friendship is maintained the more special and valuable it becomes.

This is also true of a girl’s tresses. The longer her hair grows - the more distinctive and treasured it becomes. Unfortunately it is not unusual for a girl’s hair to get ‘stuck’ at a certain length before it continues its downward course, and this can be sooo frustrating. The same is true of life…Sometimes things just don’t go the way we hope for or according to our plans. In order for a girl to really like her hair, she has to first accept it as it is. If she doesn’t like her hair in its natural state, she won’t necessarily like it when it’s longer. Perhaps the same is true of life? Unless we can find our peace and joy in Him and in our present situation… how can it be found in future circumstances…?

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