So I’ve been pondering, mulling over, camping out on, and yes, even thinking about things. This last chapter in the study of “unthinkable circumstances” is my favorite. It puts words on my heart’s thoughts.
I’m convinced most of us live life just trying to “keep up.” Keep up with our job and home responsibilities, the kids’ activities, church responsibilities and a hobby or two. Why? Because that is what life is in America, right? That’s the “American dream” – work and a home, family, friends, hobbies and money to retire on. But what if that’s not “really living?” My husband and I are singing the song, “Blessings” by Laura Story in Church tomorrow. I’ve been mulling over the lyrics for weeks. If you don’t know it you can listen to it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CSVqHcdhXQ The last chorus goes like this:
What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights
are what it takes to know You’re near?
What if my greatest disappointments,
or the aching of this life
is a revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy?
the rain, the storms, the hardest nights
are Your mercies in disguise?