Life is about perspective. Oftentimes we get so caught up in the dailiness of our own lives or intensity of our own struggles that we can easily lose perspective or allow that perspective to become skewed. Looking outside of ourselves is a good reality check.
A friend posted today that their family received a letter from the recipient of her son's corneas and the joy it brought them to know Nick lives on in others.
Attending the funeral of a precious 14 year old friend taken home to be with Jesus in his sleep.
The "C" word creeping into the lives of too many people I know.
Walking the dark road of depression with someone I love.
When life doesn't make sense, when things happen that we just can't wrap our minds around, we come to a crossroads. We can turn away, disillusioned and defeated or we can turn to the One who can somehow help us make sense of it all.
Turn and lean deeply into Him.
And in the quiet we hear him whisper "I have a plan in the pain. I'm writing their story - your story - and this part, no matter how hard, is just another chapter."
In the leaning and the whispering we find a new perspective...one that gives us hope again.