And Yet

March 12, 2012
The unexpected does interesting things to life and faith. A January phone call bearing news of our son’s serious injuries has opened the door to so much. To joy and relief, to tears and impatience, but most of all to Him.

And Yet

I didn’t ask to be prepared for Lent.
At least, not yet.
I was still reeling from Christmas, still reveling in the incarnation.

Yet with the jangling of a phone, my heart tore open.
Open to receive.
My lips grew silent.
Silent to hear.
My breath came ragged
Ready for His mending.
My eyes filled with tears to taste suffering…to remember His.

And yet, through the rending and mending that has marked each day since,
I have seen His face.
Felt His heart.
Been redeemed daily by those nevertheless nails He took in my place.

Joining Laura, Jen, and Michelle with words from the heart.

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Jean Wise said...

Beautiful and written from the heart of a mother!

Unknown said...

beautiful words, laura.

Pamela said...

"I have seen His face, felt His heart..." Beautiful words. Especially in the midst of trial. I think those words will echo in my heart today.


Anonymous said...

"through the rending and mending...I have seen His face"...beautiful...blessings to you

joan said...

I love your post. Been redeemed daily by those nevertheless nails He took in my place.What beautiful words. Nice to meet you, new friend.

Irene said...

Hi Laura. :-) Your post is beautiful and very uplifting! I'm so glad I came over here to be reminded of my redemption through Jesus Christ. Thank you so much!

Take care and God bless! :-)


Unknown said...

Ready for His mending. Oh, I pray that we would live our lives like this every day.

Your words here are so raw and honest, Laura. I cannot imagine the shock. So glad you linked this up -- may all of us with mama hearts surround you with thanksgiving and prayer.

Faith said...

I love the heart felt emotion in these words, special to read!!

Catherine said...

I am so happy to see your words again, I've missed you, and I have been praying for you and your sweet boy. (It figures that I was sick this past Friday and missed your return!)
What a beautiful post. Thank you.
It's amazing how life changes in an instant, isn't it? Where would we be without faith?
xo Catherine

Karen said...

Laura, I have no words, just tears! Luv ya!

Laura said...

What a heart-breaking, heart-healing journey this must be, Laura. It makes me tremble to imagine. And yet, you have tucked deeper into God through it all. What an amazing woman you are. Still praying for healing and God to work ever deeper through it all.


Beautiful words during trial.


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