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Saturday, February 20, 2010

He Knew

Before Christ died on that cross for me He knew I would have this week.  He knew I would feel the pain of someone's lies, or misleadings, or whatever the proper word for a lie is when you don't want to call it a lie.

He also knew I would handle some of it gracefully, but most of it badly.  He knew I would rehash it over and over in my mind, dwelling on the ugliness of it instead of moving on.  He knew my heart would want to forgive but my mind wouldn't be ready. 

Pain is hard, whether we are on the receiving end or the giving end of it.  I know because I have experienced both.  We all have.  Guilty.

Most importantly though, my Savior knew I would be caught off guard this week.  Unprepared for the pain and disillusionment.  So ahead of time He made plans to be here, to rescue me.  He penciled me in - with blood.  He knew I would need to be carried.

He carried a cross then so He could carry me now.

holy experience


Greg and Donna said...

Amen! He knows the true details and he understands us! Love you friend!

Jennifer said...

I thought I was the only one who hashed and rehashed every detail of a situation in my mind ... Ronnie tells me that I am my own worst enemy!

I'm glad you are working through whatever happened, but I am sorry that you are having to go through it at all!

As for my hair ... thanks! I had just gotten it cut on Friday when you saw me, so it had been professionally fixed ... I won't be able to get it to look like that again until the next time I have it cut!

Drawing of me losing my cool courtesy of budding artist, Izzy.

Have a dressed up day!

. . . put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12