Lately I have been hearing words of pain, words of anger, hurt, division, and even hatred. It has made my soul tired and my heart heavy. People I love and treasure are walking around with sagging arms that carry weighty loads not meant for them. I long to sweep it all away and take them somewhere that will give them light and joy in their spirits again. While I am supposed to walk with them in this journey and their season of pain, it is not my job, talent, or position to take it from them. That job belongs to Jesus.

The dear ones in my life aren’t always ready to hear about Jesus right away. They may carry hurts inflicted on them by those who used the church as a facade for their purposes. Or they may carry pain from a father who left and now I want to introduce them to their Heavenly Father. Whatever the pain they carry, it is just too soon to hand it over to Jesus.

So, what does a person do when Jesus is the answer, but they aren’t ready to ask the question? Introduce them to the wonders God has created, the wonders God has made, the wonder of what a life with God and without the pain would look like. With time, they will learn that the wonders they see are created by a God who created them and loves them without measure or end.

We forget that the simplest thing can draw our attention to God, if we just open our eyes and ears to see Him and hear Him all around us. Will we help our dear ones open their eyes and ears? Will we help them look at the world and be amazed at the hands that created it? Will we help them look at a sunset in wonder and awe because of the beauty in the colors on the sky and sea? Will we be a part of discovering the wonder we can have in the God we follow?

As for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause, who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number: (Job 5:8-9).


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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