One of Winston’s tell-tale signs of sleepiness is the grabbing of my ear lobes. He is very good at removing the back of my earring. As a result, I spend a lot of time on my knees searching for the tiny little metal clasps. Just the other day, he successfully removed the back of my favourite Coach earrings when we were out. I was devastated. These “C-C” earrings were gifted to me by my dear friend Karen for my birthday this year. I remember screaming in my head ‘NOoooo!!!’ As I knelt on the concrete pavement, combing through the cracks on the ground searching for the tiny golden clasp, I had an epiphany…
Just as earrings need ‘backs’ to ensure that they stay on, we all need people to ‘have our backs’ in our lives to keep us on track. Having reliable and resolute family members, friends, mentors or accountability partners can be a game changer for many of us. I’m blessed to have people (including Karen) to correct, encourage and reassure me when I get sidetracked.
Speaking about good friends, “there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother“. The Lord Jesus Christ always have our backs. There is no one more consistent, more faithful, more loyal. He has our backs so much that He even laid down His life for us. Now that’s solid!
Suddenly, a speck of gold flickers in the light, my Coach earrings are back!