Beauty in Freedom
Life was tough for that little girl but she grew up anyway. Her periods started in the normal way, then she ran into health issues and they stopped. For over two decades.
Life and health were both complicated at the start of this year but she had a vigorous agenda for rebuilding her life. Focused. Determined to take back what the enemy had stolen.
It became evident that God was following another script. Things she never prayed for, suddenly were a reality.
Her emails were amusing. One day she would be celebrating her own personal triumph in a targeted area. The next day there was awe over being blindsided by God giving something utterly unexpected.
Her victory journal grew in a splendidly erratic, variegated, convoluted way.
Then came her first period in over 20 years.
All through the day, she kept pinging me.
Amazement that God cared.
Amazement that her body which is still a challenge had healed to the point that it could do that.
Amazement at all the sundry facets of her health that had to be touched, awakened and aligned by God to restart her female organs after so long.
Amazement that it mattered to God.
Amazement that He did it without any prayer or struggle on her side.
Amazement over how the size and frequency of God’s gifts to her were increasing.
Then again, amazement that He cared enough to override all of the damage done to her body.
Decades of physical limitations.
Suddenly, abruptly, gone by the grace and mercy of God.
Copyright November 2018 by Arthur Burk
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Deader than deadBy : Cee On November 8th 2020
Non toxic community to be a contributing part of
AstonishedBy : Gernot On November 19th 2018
I´m aware that He knows every single atom in his universe. But always astonished when He touch the lives of his beloved children in such a beautiful manner.
FootnotesBy : Amy Dudley On November 17th 2018
I'm always intrigued by your footnotes
kindleBy : Janis Leal On November 16th 2018
“Things she never prayed for, suddenly were a reality.”
“What is deader than dead in your life?”
“God specializes in dead things.”
Riveting words. Tugging hard in a deep dark place, these riveting words.
And the spark of hope from them in that place of is a form of beauty, too, I see for the first time.
Thank you for the spark, so small yet so not, and the beauty of it there.
Beautiful amazementBy : Cynthia Harris On November 16th 2018
Simple for God. Awe for us. Weeping with amazement at the beauty.
IntriguedBy : Amy Dudley On November 16th 2018
"God specializes in dead things"
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