bench on a street corner in North Carolina
tomorrow is the last day of school before break. half a year of 3rd, 5th, and 9th grade over. 2 weeks off to play legos and worship and rest….and maybe if the forecast is accurate a snow fort? of course there will be bickering and finding ourselves in eachothers way and the smallness of this house will feel too tight at times. and at other’s the smallness of this house will feel cozy and just right.
as we all enter in with extra food and family and time together….
may we find places of rest where we least expect them, a bench to sit on and someone who speaks our language. may the wonder of it all, the Love that came down to free us from the vows we take and the prisons we make….. oh this Christmas…. may there be just a little more freedom and a lot more grasping of the height and depth and width and breadth of a Father who loves like no other.
and the thing i’ve been praying for the 5 of us under this roof is many many moments of
laughter! may you have the same??
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.
that they may have life
and have it abundantly.
I am the good shepherd. (john 10)