Not everyone puts their name in the place of others, but when it comes to jumbo trons I do! On my goal poster there is a picture of a jumbotron with my name superimposed on it. Yes, one of my dreams is to speak to huge crowds about how to create better relationships!
Apart from the guts to dream, what are my credentials – Well, I’ve got 32 years as a wife and 30 as a mom whose kids still speak to her and even like her.
There is the experience. life struggle, wrestling with God that would make Jacob’s limp seem like a stubbed toe. I have been around the block of struggle a few too many times.
It was fun to fill in that blank screen with my name and all the dreams it represents.
When I read todays devotion for She Reads Truth, I was caught by the words “Father, forgive(___)” fill in the blank.
I filled in that blank with my name as well.
I need forgiveness, you need forgiveness… A reality we really don’t like face, especially in the midst of the shame that showers down on us when we are found guilty.
We are you know… guilty.
I like to think, I would have stayed true to Jesus. and not bailed like Peter; but I have spent too many years as a recovering people pleaser to place myself above the scrambling Peter did.
When you read this morning devotional what came to mind? What was stirred in your heart as you imagine yourself in the scene.
How do you fill in that blank? I fill it in with my name. sadness overtakes me as I realize that I may not have remained faithful to Jesus. That is our reality, like Israel we would doubt question, struggle to believe, as Moses did , Abraham, Sarah, David, Peter, and the disciples… but there isn’t condemnation in our doubt. the re is freely offered forgiveness.
How do these words impact you as we live into Holy Week and all it means?