“The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world. When we lay the soil of our hard lives open to the rain of grace and let joy penetrate our cracked and dry places, let joy soak into our broken skin and deep crevices, life grows.”
-Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts
Sometimes our web surfing is led by the Spirit, who gently unfolds the exact dose of spiritual medicine for our “soul holes” (Ann Voskamp). After a long day of yet one more medical test (blood clots in both legs) for my dear Mama and six long hours of waiting in the ER, I needed refreshment.
That is why I serve and love and believe in Jesus Christ, because even when the dark shadows hide the Son, he comforts. He sits beside us. Oh, yes, he seems silent, but I know he is right there. I remind myself, ’tis the season to trust again.
This morning, I found this video—a hot drink of beauty on a cold, wintry morn. Maybe it will be exactly what you need, too.