The pastor’s heart is feeling achy because of some pastoral care situations. I can’t go into details because I value confidentiality but all I can say is this world is messed up in so many ways.
Brokenness in relationships
…they are all around, and I wish I could wave my magic wand and make it all go away (by the way I really don’t have a magic wand). I wish I could take away the hurt in people’s hearts. I wish I could heal broke relationships, take away cancer and put hope into sad hearts. I wish I could relieve suffering.
[That’s not too much to hope for…it is?]
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
Honestly…when I started writing this I wasn’t thinking of Revelation 21, but I should have been. I can’t take away the hurt that is all around me but Jesus has. And because of his death and resurrection we have Revelation 21 to look forward to. I guess instead of a magic wand I need this hope amplified in my heart. Yes…that will do it.
Thanks for letting me vent for a while.
God…grant me strength. Amen.