We recently finished our annual Parent Conference and the theme was ‘Beautiful Things’.
To be honest, some of the things we spoke about did not seem beautiful. They were things that were powerful, hard, disruptive, painful and even hopeful. These ‘beautiful things’ required one thing – a willingness to see through the mess and find the message (hope).
The brokenness that we face must be confronted. Unless we are willing to face it, we will be stuck in what was, and the ‘what could be’ will be lost in a bitter thought of despair.
The challenge this week is to confront your brokenness.
Let this be a moment that we draw a line in sand, and choose to believe and live out the message of hope through the words of the One who created to be fearfully and wonderfully made.
May our mess become a message of hope as we find beauty in exchange for the painful and difficult experiences of our past.
God, help us to see in mirror what you see in us.
Verse of the week
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory.