Archive for the ‘healing’ Category
Jesus went into the desert an unknown young carpenter from Nazareth, with thirty years of hidden life behind him. After the desert he returned to Galilee, and started to preach. Quickly he became a public figure, but he loved to withdraw to desert or mountain to recharge his energies by prayer. He moved forward like any of us, with no sure knowledge of what was to happen to him.
We must wait for God, long and meekly, in the wind and wet, in the thunder and lightning, in the cold and the dark. Wait, and He will come. He never comes to those who do not wait.
It is important to keep a still place in the ‘marketplace.’ This still place is where God can dwell and speak to us. It is also the place from which we can speak in a healing way to all the people we meet in our busy days. Without that still place we start spinning.
– Henri J.M. Nouwen regarding Psalm 46:10
Bread for the Journey
Lord, help me find a way to ease the burden of someone in my workforce who is grappling with one of life’s sorrows
With a second child on the way, we could begin to see the outlines of the future–family portraits, a house filled with the joyful noise of childhood, two kids checking their stockings on Christmas morning. Then, two months into the pregnancy, Sonja lost the baby and our misty-eyed dreams popped like soap bubbles. Grief consumed Sonja. The reality of a child lost, one we would never know. An empty space where there wasn’t one before.
– Todd Burpo
Heaven is for Real
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
– Helen Keller