Sunday, May 01, 2005

construction: a face

did you know we need each other to survive?

have you thought about that recently- in a thomas merton "no man is an island" sort of way? see, you are the mouth and maybe i'm the nose and my friend olga is the eyes and all together we make a face. and in this kind of silly illustration comes a big truth:

we can face almost anything in life if we know we are not facing it alone.

and this is the beautiful thing about the church- we are the church and to us come the broken and the weary. and through us comes the love of God, so much bigger than our own, able to see a need before it is present and able to provide a resource before we know one is needed. sometimes, we are the broken and the weary, and God is not too small to meet us in the place we're at, even if it's some murky, dingy joint. i can sometimes envision Him when i'm in those foul moments and places, copping a squat next to me and just holding me. He has given you me, and me, He has given you. that's something for which to be thankful. in the end, i'm glad you and i are links in the same fence.

3 Comments:

Blogger adam said...

"sometimes, we are the broken and the weary, and God is not too small to meet us in the place we're at"

all to often i am the broken and weary and if it weren't for the love of Jesus in those around me i can't imagine where i'd be.

10:40 AM  
Blogger kristie said...

"we can face almost anything in life if we know we are not facing it alone."
it's too easy to get distracted, to forget this sometimes. even as ones who have chosen to follow christ, how often do we still feel so alone, isolated, forgotten... but what relief when we are reminded once again.

2:59 PM  
Blogger Faith said...

I need to past this entry of yours on my kitchen cabinet! Thanks!

1:42 PM  

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