Friday, April 16, 2010

Varied

The family continues to be enlarged, both the natural and spiritual. With more people come varied situations and needs. Vast in number -- one faces death while one ushers in a new life, a fresh beginning alongside one who is finishing the race.

Sorrow juxtaposed with joy. Pain in this direction, sweetness across the way.

Be all things to all people. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

As we entertain happiness in one room, we find ourselves confronted with grief in the next. Cross the threshold; embrace the inhabitants, partake of their experience, share your heart and be touched by theirs.

God meets us in all things. He is able. Be the Body of Christ to those He puts in your world -- a living, moving, breathing, changing, responding organism. We are His body here, now.

Rejoice one minute, weep the next; grieve and then find joy. It is all from Him, side by side, moment by moment.

He will walk us through these days, these times. He will bring us to the end of all of this. In His Hand. Always.