Friday, May 22, 2015
Water Under the Bridge?
What is infinitely more interesting, however, is not how far we have taken ourselves from what was intended, but how powerful and unrelenting our yearning remains even now in spite of all the water under the bridge... Our soul sings when properly reminded of the courage and goodness for which we were made and we weep when we look upon our moments of failure. Hallelujah, for by this we know that the heart of our maker lives. It still pounds within us: muffled, neglected, stifled, denied and stricken. And yet beating, wooing, yearning, weeping. Who we truly are and were meant to be is evidenced more by our yearnings than by our history. This is the grace of God that even now he sets before us a pathway to courage and boldness of heart.
-Gary Haugen, Just Courage
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This is a huge encouragement. I find myself yearning more and more for what is to come, becoming all the more stricken when I see what is in this world. But I now understand that this is part of the way God made us. We are to live in the world He made for us, but to LOVE the world that is coming.
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