Wednesdays with Jillene: some days

Some days your phone line doesn’t work, your computer won’t let you type spaces between words (or half the letters for that matter) and your cell phone battery won’t hold a charge…

That someday is today and it’s happening to me.  So I’m standing here leaning against the kitchen counter using my thumbs on my tethered.to.the.wall.cellphone because well… Some days, no matter the obstacles, words still need to be shared.

Because sometimes, in the middle of all of that technology dysfunction, messages still make it through and I’m so thankful they do.

Cause some people are really hurting you know? And they need to know they aren’t alone. I’m so thankful God has given us PEOPLE to walk this life with us (even if we are hours or time zones apart).  People who can listen, people who can pray, people who can help someone whose hurt is so deep that they are in the dark…

Hurt does that sometimes: it takes away our sight.

My Isaiah and I were talking one time about how following Jesus was a life to be lived not just a promise for after we die. And he said something like, “It’s like the difference between 2D and 3D Mom. In 2D you can see it but it’s flat. In 3D you can touch it and live in it.”

For so many people there is a big need for a 3D life. But Jesus words, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (‭John‬ ‭10‬:‭10‬ NIV) seem almost impossible to be true during those tough times. It is hard to imagine that kind of 3D living because times can be so dark that you aren’t even seeing in 2D… Sometimes you can’t see at all.

When that blindness closes in… that is the exact moment we have the privilege, the chance to walk along with someone and see the 3D goodness of God when they cannot.  When we can pray with earnest, heart-wrenching need for them that God would work this… even this… to good. (Romans 8:28)

For all those who are hurting tonight, we are with you, wrap our arms around you, cry with you and intercede in prayer that in this moment when you cannot see… that we would hold onto the hope of God, who loves you so much, who in His great love gave Jesus for you, whose strength never fails, whose mercies are new every morning, who works all things to good and who has come that we may have life abundantly… To that wonderful, more than 3D God we cry out in faithfulness and hope that He will comfort and strengthen you!

~Jillene 

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