A few thoughts for one of the most unique Good Fridays in history.
Father said, “It’s time to move from the roller coaster of happiness to the locomotive of joy.” Roller coasters make for a great ride but a terrible life. We are being invited to make the switch to the unshakable, unstoppable Locomotive of Joy that runs on the rails of truth and grace.
I found some (not cool) messages buried in an inbox for spam or blocked users. It reminded me we all need a place to go to pour out our hearts and there are some things we cannot always handle. So where do we go and what do we do when we face things we can’t handle?
For years I believed that seeking to please people was kind and loving. I was shocked to find out that my efforts to do so often had a selfish motive.
Bobby was as tall as a man, tried to act like a man, had a pretty young lady by his side, but 17 year old Bobby wasn’t a man. To offer forgiveness and grace to others while ready to throw a stone of judgment at my 17 year old self was hypocritical.
Fear leads us to try and control for self protection or connection but real love only exists when there is real freedom. We can have connection or control but we can’t have both.
Sometimes I ask, “why, God?” I don’t know if He has ever answered that prayer. Here’s a couple things to do and a better prayer to pray when asking, “why, God?”
A man took three years to build a circle of twelve stones that he set on fire and it changed the world.