Looking back is a practice I need.
I journal to remind myself.
I read God’s word for the reminders of hope and promises.
Looking back is a gift.
Sometimes hard and painful
Reminding us of the faithfulness set before us.
2 Peter 1:12
So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have.
Many things are still true this day.
We are grateful for so much.
We will get our tree.
We will step into the Advent season with great expectation.
The words penned last year. . . .
16 months after our boy journeyed home are still true to this day.
(well maybe not the snow part. . . )
The day after. . .
November 28, 2014
It’s the day after.
The day after we bowed low in Thanksgiving for the deep gift we have been given.
After the Turkey and pies and steaming cups of coffee.
My farmer; milking, overseeing all that needs to be done.
of choosing to step into gratitude.
of the tree and how funny it looked.
The Season of Advent upon us.
A time to reflect and seek to be fully known.
To know fully the One who came to give all.
Because, don’t we all want to be known?
Don’t we all long to be understood and be heard.
There is One who hears.
Who longs for His people to return to Him.
This day, as the Tree is placed and the lights are hung, may this preparation prepare my heart to enter in.
Into Thanksgiving, into knowing God more fully.
He knows our name.
No matter how much I struggle with resting in a God who knows my name; yet also allowed my heart to shatter into a million pieces, he does know my name.
And He will one day make all things right.
I pray that your heart is surrendered to the King of Kings and that your soul rejoices in the free gift He has given to All.