It’s Friday, time to link up with Lisa Jo for Five Minute Friday, a time to “write not worrying if everything is just right.” You can join in the fun HERE
Reading thru Acts this month. My heart smiles every time I read about the Beautiful Gate in Ch 3. Every.single.time. Thank you, Lord.
I posted that tweet and Facebook status earlier this week. If you know me at all, you know how much I love the word beautiful. I’ve often talked about the idea of picking out themes to the stories we are living. In hindsight, I can flip back over the chapters of my life and see common threads woven through each season. The word beautiful can be found in each and every section.
Beautiful has accompanied me on my journey ever since the day I sat at my kitchen table at eight years old and tearfully told my mom that I would never be able to spell it correctly.
There have been seasons in my life that have been far from perfect, yet the Lord has opened my eyes to the beautiful hope I can find in Him. It’s a Hope that reaches far beyond the here and now.
There have been times in my life when I’ve tried to hide my imperfections and my sins from the rest of the world and I discovered that the beautiful I was searching for could only be found on my knees crawling along the broken road.
And each time I’ve wandered off the path or taken a wrong turn, the Lord has patiently waited for me on that beautiful road called Redemption.
Each chapter of my life has been a lesson and a reminder to me that the beautiful we seek is discovered along the journey to our destination. It’s His grace that takes even the ugly parts of our stories and somehow shapes them into something useful, something incredible,…something beautiful.