Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Unbearable Pain to Unfathomable Beauty

It was early this morning that my kids slept in AND I was actually awake and not deep in prayer or study.  Basically, a mommy miracle (smile).  I wasn't even in the bathroom.

I, wait for it, had time to read an article.  I know, your jaw is on the floor.

This quote hit me in the heart and is traveling to the gut.

"It may be unfulfilled, it may be unrestored, but anything that's shattered that's laid before the Lord will not be unredeemed."

I don't even know this song, but it got me chewing.

So many hurting.  So many broken.  So many lost.

It can seem overwhelming.


God can redeem situations that seem hopeless.  God can restore relationships that are broken beyond recognition.  God can even lead us to let go, which may seem impossible.

In this case (that I was reading about this morning) He took the death (an accident) of this woman's young special needs sister and used it for beauty...to place on her life a calling.  This calling was to care for babies in hospice...babies whose lives on earth would be short.

Unbearable pain to unfathomable beauty.

God is so good at this.

So tonight, I may not be very deep or insanely cleaver, but I'm sitting here chewing on those song lyrics.

"It may be unfulfilled, it may be unrestored, but anything that's shattered that's laid before the Lord will not be unredeemed."

"For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors,  but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect." 1 Peter 1:18-19

1 comment:

  1. Thank You for sharing. Our Foster son CC has to move to a Group Home Friday with his severely Autistic violent brother. We tried having his brother here too but without proper medication he was/is dangerous. They have to live together because they are related by blood. CC is aggressive, but in his 13 yrs he's never had a real family, he's been abused/neglected. And he's never attended school on a regular basis. His first foster mom is his current para, she thinks he needs to be away from a family. :o( His mom loves him, but has not been able to give him what he needs or even care for his 8 other younger siblings. We were the only family for miles to be able to take CC, care for him, love him. But he by law must live with his sibling. The Group Home taking him was built by a woman dr for 12 children with autism. Because her autistic son never found a stable place to live with his Autism longer than a few months. She did not care for him herself. They (social services) are overly excited and confident for this "Home" because it is partially funded by her and the "very first of its kind in the State". CC will never have family again, we won't be allowed to see him or visit him. Currently his school rejects him often for behaviors, instead of going "home" to a family, staff will care for him from now on. Staff will be his life.
    So as you can see, people have closed the door on us, and CC. They even told us after 3 months of caring for CC that we can't add a child foster care license (we have an adult license) to do this again for any another child. They feel we have too many already. And yet when they called about CC, a child no one else could take, we did do it with ease.
    I have been incredibly sad for us all. Your post today has re-encouraged my hope and understanding.We are the Body of Christ- Thank You! And as the Newsboys sing "Don't impress people- inspire them!" You do inspire!
    Thank You!
    p.s. sorry so long but I wanted to share that people close doors on us out of ignorance, Lord forgive them they (we) know not what we do. God REDEEMS EVER SINGLE action!! PRAISE GOD!!
    (((((((HUGS))))))))) and LOVE to all with prayers!


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