Present And Accounted For

Oh, Lord…  Sometimes Your absence is Your greatest kindness.  How else could You remind me of my utter hopelessness apart from You?

It doesn’t take long.  This, too, is Your Amazing Grace… isn’t it, Lord?  A few hours away from You begins to feel like… forever.

Thankfully, You’re not really gone.

“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  (Matthew 28:20)

You haven’t moved.  You never do.  It is always me.  Stumbling.  Vegging.  Wandering.  Slumbering.  But You never let me get too far away.

I can’t think straight.  I don’t feel right.  I lose my balance.  I can’t sleep.  I am… empty.  Breathless without The Breath of Life.  So I turn back…

…and become once again breathless with the Passion I know oh-so-well.

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”  (Jeremiah 31:3)

Oh, Lord… Sometimes Your absence is Your greatest kindness.  So I will run back into Your everlasting arms.

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.”  (Matthew 11:28)

Gratefully present once more…

Abba’s Girl


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