Poignant prompt I must say. The story of my life so far has been of filled with various flavours, various textures, various viscosity.
Sometimes, with chapters where I go down a wrong path, with Abba’s loving arms embracing me back. These chapters often end with a turnaround of the “bad choices”, into platforms for another to be led back to Him.
Recently, it has been walking through a rather long chapter, interspersed with many sub-plots. A season where I am learning to listen amidst what seems, 7.5 moons ago, like the final chapter of my heart. It was yet another crisis, which threatened to cause my heart to go into emotional seizure, go into soft-&-responsiveness code-blue, and cease to feel anymore for anyone, anything. I could’ve gone into becoming alive on the outside, but dead on the inside.
Abba still came, on His chariots, to take me on a long journey of discovering, reconciling first with myself, then with Him, then with the circumstance. Along the way, He stopped where I needed to mourn, pointed out another perspective at another rest-stop. Now am faced with the final stage of forgiving.
As this final paragraphs are penned into this chapter, I recognise this pattern which works in every single chapter in my story so far. That of teachable moments through the mess, recognition of another growth area, going through yet another metamorphorsis.
Following the metamorphosis, a definite element throughout the chapters has thus far, always ended with meeting someone going through somewhat similar experiences. It has been consistent: what I have been taught under the Almighty’s tutelage is immediately applicable to yet another pilgrim in our journeys Home.
That we may become fashioned as His earthen vessels, as conduits of His presence, that others may drink of Him.
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 MSG
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel!
He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.
We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.