Today I remember my niece Lydia.
She went to be with Jesus one year ago and changed all of our lives.
Loss drives you to your knees. And often in that desperate state, your heart opens a little wider and you begin to see Him for who He truly is. He is not aloof. He does not love babies so much that He takes them from us. He weeps at our sadness. He sees that we live in a world full of darkness and death and so He sends us His light.
"The thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come that they may have LIFE and have it more abundantly."
So we, like fragile seedlings, reach for the light. As we trust Him, fear Him, seek Him, love Him, our roots go down deep and become strong and we are able to withstand all.
~ You will never be forgotten ~
February 7th, 2010