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This is one of my best friends’ babies. In her hands is a custom order from someone who’s friend lost her son to suicide last week. A son who was this age once. A son who was fiercely loved and valued and squeezed tight. A son who will always be their baby. My heart cannot fathom the overwhelming grief. Our only hope? To lift our eyes to the One who is our help in every season and situation. Jesus, come quickly.
It seems the Lord is teaching me a deeper (more experiential) meaning of what Paul talks about when he describes servants of God as “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (2 Corinthians 6:10a). • You see, there is so much good happening. So much joy, provision, and depth of community. So many doors opening. So many opportunities to minister and be ministered to. So much love and humility and grace and kindness and care that it has made me—quite literally—cry into a plate of chicken and waffles from the mercy of it all. • These scattered beams can only be explained by the Lord, who is dropping joy bombs and grace explosions all around. • But it’s not all chicken and waffles. • (Link to blog post in profile ❤️)
“All in all, it was a never-to-be forgotten summer—one of those summers which comes seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going—one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends, and delightful doings, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” -L.M. Montgomery

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Monday Morning Munch No. 88 – God’s Choice

“For the LORD will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land…”
-Isaiah 14:1

“…will again choose Israel…”

Those four words have captured my heart.

The Lord will again choose those who rebelled and rejected Him. He chose them once, in Christ before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), and now He chooses them again.

The same is true for us, His children.

Just like a precious husband who chooses his wife daily, so God, the ultimate Husband, continues to choose us to be His bride.

Even when we’re stubborn.
Even when we run after other things.
Even when we don’t want Him.

He chooses us.

Amazing.

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