Words that hit close to my heart from Sarah Bessey – https://sarahbessey.com
“This has been a very hard year. I will tell the truth about that. I will also tell the truth that we made it. We survived. We held on to each other and kept going.
This was the year I learned all over again to reconcile that many things can be true at the same time:
we are deeply loved by God and sometimes we don’t know what that even means;
we miss who we used to be and we love the person we are becoming;
the kin-dom of God is happening right this blessed minute and it’s not here yet;
love and grief;
hope and lament;
there are miracles and there are not;
there are funerals and there are baptisms;
this world is devastatingly broken, filled with weeping and suffering and this world is so freaking beautiful and good you could cry at the sight of a baby’s thigh or catch your breath at the sight of pine trees against a rose coloured sky or turn up the music to sing in the car with the windows down.
All of it: true.
Right now as the year ends, all I really have is this: Emmanuel. God with us.“
Emmanuel God with us – hold tight, follow closely, never let go.