Good Friday - where Jesus died on the cross ... but the story doesn't end there.
I was a little girl when I found a lost dog. It was a German Shepherd and I loved him. But more importantly, I needed him. School was difficult. My home was chaotic. My sadness was deep. This lost and beautiful animal was exactly the miracle I was hoping for. I obediently posted flyers around the neighborhood but I secretly prayed nobody would respond so I could keep him. My friendship with him grew. As the hours turned into days and then weeks, I thought the blessing was mine. Sadly, the call came and the owner retrieved him. I was crushed AND I was strong.
It has taken a half century to realize little stories such as these created cracks in my soul. It is a place where God painted faith, hope and love to mend those broken places. I am not arrogant enough to think that my story should affect yours but perhaps mine can provide a platform in which God can mend and heal those places in you.
Lord God, through the power of the holy spirit, provide clarity and wisdom through your promises. Amen
Search scripture for God's promises. May your burden's be light and your joy complete.
Song, As It Is (In Heaven) - Live
A fellow point guard for the faith; a writer, deep thinker, music loving, jeep blazing ... follower of Jesus.