Showing posts from September, 2015

Jesus You are Here

Living in the messy, hurtful, painful places can just about break me in two. I'm tempted to bear the weight of the mess, but when I take that tempting invitation it always leaves me feeling undone, unable, and at the end of myself. 

Sin is the culprit. Because when sin entered the world, a great chasm was carved between what should be and what is. I know Christ already bore that weight for me and overcame the battle for my soul on the cross, but there's a common wrestling with all of creation as we long for a future reconciliation that is complete and eternal

Huddled in the middle of hard hearts, raging emotions, children's tantrums, and my own ugly heart, I just want to pull a blanket over my head and wish it all away. Because I'm waiting and longing for what should have been. And I want it now. Because this dim view doesn't feel good or easy. At all. 

But in the presence of brokenness, beauty shows up.  And peering through the darkness comes a light...even if only…