Some of the most beautiful things can come from some of the most painful moments. Being brutally honest with the one you love is one such moment. Your heart is ripping on the inside dreading how that brutal honesty may affect them, be it a parent to a child, friend to friend, or lover to lover. It is then we must remember that the most beautiful teacups and the most valuable diamonds come from the hottest heat and most intense pressure.
It’s these moments in which we have to take some of our greatest leaps of faith. It’s scary not knowing how the one we love will respond. Sometimes what we had to say wasn't “… the droid they were looking for.” . Sometimes they feel painfully hurt from the remorse they feel resulting from the choices or actions they made. At other times it’s because a heart-wrenching decision has to be made now that the truth is out in the open.
We always talk about us having faith in God and whether we trust Him to handle the deepest concerns of our heart with tender loving care. It hit me today, however. Who really has to take the greatest leaps of faith? Us? Or God?
Think about it. If we are brutally honest with our own selves, we can be really blobby messes sometimes.
Yet, God places in our hands His most highly valued creations, fashioned and formed by His own hands and brought into life by the whoosh of His own life-giving breath. They come in the form of strangers at the store, our friends, our children, and that one and only Love of our life! … Us! Mistake-making blobby messes!
Then He allows us to go through some of the most painful moments together in the hopes that the fire and the pressure of those moments will only strengthen and beautify our relationships… cleanse out the impurities instead of tearing us apart. He takes a huge risk in releasing us to experience these moments in the hope that our blobby, made-of--clay selves will only become a more beautiful piece of pottery each day. The cracks in our pottery, scars from those painful moments, made to function for life-giving water to pour out and beautify others and bless our world.
Why does God have so much to say about Faith? Because He was the first to try it when He created the universe and us. He was the first to try it when He died on the cross and rose from the dead in the hope of us having deep connection with Him. He has to apply it towards us everyday as He gives us free will to choose life with Him or choosing our own ways.
Yeah, if symbolically speaking, there was a cliff jumping competition for who takes the greatest risk in plunging into the pool of faith, I'd say God wins hands-down! How utterly humbling to realize how big our God’s heart is and how much trust He actually has towards us.
I love Jesus. I think my two daughters can change the world. I think you can too.
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