I paused trying to decide what to say, but the silence gave him the opportunity to provide greater clarity. Looking uncharacteristically in my eyes he said, “I don’t love you.”
His proposal was not just fulfilled with an unexpected scene, it became an invitation to join him on whatever path the Lord would guide us down together.
While I am able to appreciate some of the warm-fuzzies and grandeur that make up this special season, it is filled with transitions, heightened crowds, and an abundance of purely social opportunities ripe for a few meltdowns – kids and parents alike!
Pray for Special Needs Families in your church and/or community who do not know Jesus or do not regularly attend a local church.
He had no fear; He was the storm-maker. Jesus said, “Take courage. It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:27 NIV)
Have you ever been deceived by your circumstances? Ever looked around and interpreted what was going on in your life by the information you could see dimly? How many times have you been in darkness groping for pieces and clues to put together so you would not feel alone?
It was a Sunday evening I will never forget. When the service ended I thought to myself with relief, maybe this was the best night he has ever had. There was so much I did not know.
We must not allow ourselves to be in a habit of missing the gathering of believers together but must encourage one another as we see the Day drawing near. In other words, we need to do better on both sides of this matter.