January 6, 2017

what we need most

habit of awareness / pt 2

hope.
i have seen great beauty come from barren ground that no one could imagine would yield fruit. today i believe that God is active, despite what i experience as waiting.

and as i wait... i believe that, as image-bearers of Christ, i am called to be an agent of reconciliation despite being in a world that teaches us to isolate, fortify, and move on from/suppress/hide pain. lean in. listen, we embrace, & we stay despite it being difficult.


justice. 
i have a much easier time identifying injustice, actually. i have a keen eye for finding the parts of the whole that are missing, dysfunctional or broken. but when healthy, deep and full justice is present in someone's integrity, their advocacy of another, or the restoration of a broken reality, there is beauty beyond measure.

injustice makes me mad. justice is a symptom of shalom and heaven that i long for.

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more things to think on...

forgiveness.
redemption.
restoration.
reconciliation.
healing.
truth.
understanding.
wholeness.
peace.
joy.
grace.
mercy.
safety.
wisdom.
freedom.
discipline.
JESUS.

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