Having a foot in the 2014 and a foot in whatever today exhausts me because I don't belong either place.
I can find good things and each day brings ease to giving away more of myself but at the end of the day I just want to hear her say, "Hi Mama."
I learn more each day and I have to say that pithy remarks like "God doesn't bring you to deep waters to drown you but to cleanse you." shouldn't be said. We all need to be cleansed on any given day at any given time and a God as great as ours doesn't need deep water; I don't believe he needs water at all.
I am sure the words are meant to soothe, but I can't imagine being told that a loving God brought you to deep waters on purpose is soothing. Perhaps the most salve we can offer to those hurting are two open ears and one open heart.
Never far from the hospital room where we left Taylor Renee, I am always chasing that healing salve. We all our healing from something, and we all often start way back where the hurt began. Like the woman who believed she only need to touch the hem of Christ's garment to be healed, I don't believe deep water is needed.
Matthew 9:20-22"Suddenly a woman who had suffered from bleeding for twelve years came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak. 21She said toherself, “If only I touch His cloak, I will be healed.”22Jesus turned and saw her. “Take courage, daughter,” He said, “your faith has healed you.”
Wherever I find myself, I hope I am chasing the hem of his garment and that my faith is inoperably entwined with the journey.