Jennifer at Studio JRU hosts a beautiful event she calls "A glimpse". It's a wonderful opportunity to share the extraordinary glimpses of our God in the everyday ordinary. One image crowds my heart today...
This was waiting for me in my inbox.
A gift from a beautiful friend that I've never met.
But one who has walked the path neither of us would have chosen.
One who knows the sorrow of losing...
And the need to remember.
One who comforts others in the midst of her own grief.
Much like another Friend I know.
A man acquainted with my every sorrow.
A God who captures tears in his jar of remembering.
One who carries me when I am weary.
Who promises beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning,
and the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
The One who invites us to comfort others
With the same comfort we receive from Him.
His hands mending hearts through our tentative touch.
This is twice you have blessed me-- the first was a necklace you gave away on your blog and it has meant so much to me, and has been such a precious keepsake of my little boy in heaven.
And Thank you, my Abba, for carefully handling my heart and mending all the broken places.