“…your love is deep, your love is high, your love is long, your love is wide– deeper than my view of grace, higher than this wordly place, longer than this road I travel, wider than the gap you fill…”
My brother and I whistled & sang this favorite christian tune of ours as we celebrated the Fourth of July together out on the lake (kayaking). It’s these little magical moments that happen day after day that remind us our father is out there and with us.
The question as old as time that my peers never fail to ask, is “how do you remain patient and confident in the Lord, with all the pain and suffering in the world?”
Just yesterday, my family and I took a bike ride around the campground we’re staying at for the Fourth. We came across a little nature center, and decided to check it out. On the way out, we began to ride back to our site, but had realized we were missing my youngest brother, Brady (9). We frantically began searching, and had even warned a park ranger that he was missing. As a family we rode back to our campsite to check if he had somehow managed to make his way back. As we gathered by our picnic table (my sister crying, my father worried sick), my mother reminded us to stay calm, pray, and trust the lord our father. In that instant, we saw a young, light-haired, bright-eyed, nine year old boy riding toward us. Our hearts lifted and we had realized we were in the midst of a magical moment.
I look to Romans 8:18 for the answer to the question as old as time; “The pain that you’ve been feeling, can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.”