The “temple bells” blooming outside our front door seem like thousands of delicate tears.
This week we came face to face again with unthinkable tragedy. Lives senselessly and cruelly cut short. Our hearts ache to imagine such loss. Our minds scramble to reconcile what we cannot grasp – we eke out yet another, “why, LORD?”
I don’t know how He will direct us to respond, but I trust He will be faithful to guide us. For now, I take great comfort in knowing He will draw near to those who mourn. He will comfort, He will strengthen, He will heal.
That is who He is. Our LORD sees; He knows. He cares, aches, and grieves with us. He is the One who will carry each broken heart through this valley of shadows. 🌿
𝘔𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥, 𝘱𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘐 𝘴𝘢𝘺.
𝘓𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘔𝘺 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘥𝘴;
𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮.
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘦𝘱 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵,
𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮,
𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺.
𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘪𝘴 𝘤𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥.
𝘏𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘦𝘥.
𝘐 𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋… 𝘪𝘯 𝘏𝘪𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦.
[𝘏𝘦] 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘯 [𝘰𝘶𝘳] 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴,
[𝘏𝘦] 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘶𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘰𝘧 [𝘰𝘶𝘳] 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘴.
𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱
𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯𝘵… 𝘯𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘧 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘮𝘦
𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘧𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘴.
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘺,
𝘐 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘥.
[𝘏𝘪𝘴] 𝘳𝘰𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 [𝘏𝘪𝘴] 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘧𝘧
𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘮𝘦.
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘶𝘯𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘴, 𝘓𝘖𝘙𝘋,
𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘦.
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐬 𝟒:𝟐𝟎-𝟐𝟐 • 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟑𝟒:𝟏𝟖 • 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟑𝟏:𝟔-𝟖 • 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟑𝟒:𝟓 • 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟐𝟑:𝟒 • 𝐏𝐬𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝟑𝟑:𝟏𝟓