… That is the card I sent my dad for Father’s Day. Yup, in Germany we celebrate Father’s day on Ascension Day.
Turns out… we all have grown!!
It is Easter time. Easter, as a Christian, is often about sharing the incredible life and victory gained through Jesus death and that invitation to those who do not know Jesus personally.
But this blog post is not about that.
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There is a quote by Eugene Cho that says: “Everyone loves the idea of reconciliation… UNTIL it involves truth telling, confessing, repenting, dismantling, forgiving and peacemaking.”
You are made to thrive.
That is what I receive for myself this year as a direct truth into my heart and I hope you hear it too.
We are made to thrive!
Our hearts matter. Really! They matter to God and they should matter to us collectively.
Before something new can start, something old needs to finish. Duh! Makes sense right?
Only thing is it isn’t all as seemingly smooth as we think. In between the new and the old there might be a waiting period.
Waiting, though annoying at times, has an important purpose I think.
I used to believe that the level of true spirituality and Christian maturity was measured by how well you can control yourself. How perfect you can be! Oh gosh, those days when I had an answer for everything and everyone! That notion is long gone – thankfully! Yuk!
I now know that true spirituality has something to do with vulnerability and taking the quick turns to God and sometimes others to unburden and humble oneself.
It is a courageous thing for the broken heart to open up!
Life sometimes makes no sense. Christian or atheist alike! Over the years I have learned not to panic so much about it! Not soooo much! *wink*
And yet the reality is that Jesus is gone and sometimes I need Jesus here. Now.Not one day!
Not gonna lie, after I wrote the above Sunday past midnight, I cried and sobbed in anguish. I also didn’t want to post this blog today. The day of German unification. Another blog of me baring my honest heart. Surely by now I should have written a more uplifting blog?!
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