As September unfolds and brings a new season, and the chill of Autumn begins to touch our towns,
I hope you find yourself warmed by the sweet embrace of loving company.
And if your days feel cold with loneliness and isolation, I pray that you will nestle into hope.
I hope you find a moment of courage to lift your eyes and your heart just a little higher, in order that you may see the loving heart of our Lord, outstretched for you.
I hope you’re reminded that our lonely times aren’t really barren, empty, untouched times but pruned ones.
I hope you’re reminded that there is a coming Love more abundant than any we can imagine,
A Home where He will wipe every tear from our eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain (Revelation 21:4).
If we can lift our eyes and our hearts a little higher than our hurts, even for just a moment, and look into the face of our Savior, we can trust He will comfort us with His mercy and teach us of His harvest.
Our gracious Savior is with us, Our God who places the lonely in families (Psalm 68:6).
I pray you will let Him draw near and whisper healing truth into your aching heart.
There’s so much joy ahead, friends. There’s so much joy around.
I hope this Fall season leaves you with little reminders of how all seasons will be redeemed;
I hope you let your worries fall away like the leaves of the trees.
You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world. So you have sorrow now, but I will see you again; then you will rejoice, and no one can rob you of that joy. ~John 16:20-22