He met Jesus when he was within moments of death and he asked the Savior to save him. The great I Am listened to that earnest plea and watching him come alive in Jesus is a beautiful thing. But it hasn’t been easy. He’s lost a lot and he says his manhood has been stolen from him but we talk about what it means to belong to Him and about the power of Invisible Love and how it transforms everything.
The lost years, redeemed. Relationships, renewed. Love, made pure.
This morning, Nouwen tells me, You need to let your wounds go down into your heart. Then you can live them through and discover that they will not destroy you. Your heart is greater than your wounds.
I see myself in these words. I see myself in his eyes. I remember how the Invisible Love embraced me through my wounds—how Jesus helped me live through. The walking wounded—the brokenhearted.
I know He is close to these. I have felt Him there. His presence doesn’t always make it easier. Sometimes it makes life harder. But always, always, there is this: the wonder of how an Invisible Lover can touch places no human hand caress.
Always, there is the wonder of His love.
Check previous Tuesday posts for prior verses.
This is my day 11 of joining the 31 day-ers. They’ve ignited a fire and the flame of their passion is contagious. I know myself too well to say I’ll post every day…but I promise to try. If it sounds inviting to you and you don’t mind coming late to the party (like me), you can read more about the wave at The Nester’s place. She’s the hostess with the mostest.