Flames flicker when the air around them is disturbed. Two things cause the flickering:
- Too little or too much airflow causes the flame to “dance”.
- Flames turn oxygen into carbon dioxide and heat the air around the flame causing it to move.
My Buddy does that. She changes the airflow of my moments. When life becomes mundane, and busy, and ritualistic, she sparks new life into my extinguished spirit. She causes my flame, the fire of my soul, to dance.
She does this through laughter, deep words, memories shared, hard conversations—All igniting and keeping my moments ablaze.
My joy and laughter return, and once again, my life becomes a wildfire of joy.
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 2 Timothy 1:6 NIV