".... it's not really over, is it?"
while rereading some blog posts from this time last year... and this time two years ago... a part of me is somewhat amazed by how open/specific/intentional i was. a part of me wonders if i've really grown since then. a part of me wonders if i ever thought i'd be where i am now back then...
today is easter.
as i'm reminded by pastor bob's sermon today
our God is a God of second chances
(or third, or fourth, or many, many more).
and He is the peace that calms our fears.
i fear ... ______.
but peace is strength in the midst of that.
Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy. When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world. So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you. In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
// john 16