what happened last friday was
awful.
tragic.
the suffering.
the pain.
it is just so completely sad.
my heart is broken.

 

 

on sunday, we were reminded at church
that at the time when Jesus was born,
children were being killed.
lots of them.
and He came.
for us.

 

 

our pastor’s words are still marinating in my soul.
this.
this is the reason why Jesus came.
Advent means waiting.
waiting for that hope.
waiting within our dark circumstances.
comfort is found in the arms of God.
apart from God,
everything we have in this life
is an illusion.
he also said that the question isn’t
“how can you trust Jesus?”
but it is “will you trust Jesus?”
because He has given it all for you.
for you.

 

 

so we wait.
and we actively trust in Him.

we look to the cross
and know that all of this,
all of this,
everything
we are enduring here
can’t be because He doesn’t love us.

 

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.
Psalm 23

 

2476. being able to stay up late
2477. being constantly challenged
2478. checking lots of things off the list
2479. a husband who fold laundry while i’m gone
2480. cutting things out

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