January 7, 2011

"Jesus has overcome, and the grave is overwhelmed, the victory is won, He is risen from the dead...and I will rise when He calls my name, no more sorrow, no more pain, I will rise on eagles' wings, before my God fall on my knees, and rise."

Over the past few weeks I have been feeling the heartbeat of eternity crying out in my soul over and over again."He has placed eternity in the heart of men." could be my life verse, because every second of every day I feel this longing inside my heart for the day when there will be no more pain and no more sorrow. Truly, I do not know how people can live life here on earth without the promise of being with God for forever. I don't know how you can face pain and tears and sorrow without being about to shout through the tears, "Where oh death is your sting?!"

I am tired of heartbreak tonight. Tired of the day when the word Parkinson's entered into my vocabulary. Tired of knowing that my friend's hearts are burdened with a grief that they find hard to bear. But always, even in the midst of the pain that is swimming around the world right now, I am being encouraged in my faith... strengthened by the promises that I believe in. It doesn't make sense, the more I draw near to God the more I discover that very few things about this faith that consumes my life make much sense at all, but Jesus provides a peace that passes all my understanding. Tonight, I am shouting out through the burdens, shouting out through the pain, shouting out through my fears, shouting out to the world, "Jesus has overcome!"

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