When hearts are fragile, that’s when they may be most faith-filled — believing in miracles before life makes sense. Ann Voskamp
(Hello out there! It has been a long time since you’ve heard anything out of me. We are coming out of a deep freeze where I live and I sort of feel the same way about my writing. I’ve been chipping away at this particular post for a while now. I hope it will encourage any of you who may be looking for a miracle today.)
But sometimes life makes it hard. People make it hard.
Like frozen ice hard.
And as a winter storm turns liquid to solid, pain can turn a heart cold.
Suddenly, pulsing flesh can feel like a cocoon of crystalized tears.
And, yes, we could let the hurts of this hurting world overcome us. Let all that bends us break us.
But this is not who we are.
“We are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved. Hebrews 10:39
We are believers.
We may be fragile, but we are faith-filled.
Even when that faith seems more like a toothpick than an ice pick, and we wonder if we will ever be able to touch the tender petals of hope again.
We keep believing because Jesus gives us reason to believe.
His star, still guiding us through the darkest winters of our souls, birthing faith in us before life makes sense.
Faith. This gift from God. Evidence of things not seen.
This is the miracle that melts away all doubt.
There will be a springtime. There will come a thaw. And, as we wait, we sing.
Our praises wrapped in warm breath, like angels wings, rising to heaven in frost-covered air.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5
Oh, Light of the World, shine on us today. Whatever the situation, help us to draw near to you. Let us rest in your presence. The place where all miracles begin.