If you and I could be together tonight, I’d invite you to #slowitdownSunday and join me for a few moments on this park bench:
I’d wrap my arms around you and tell you to breathe.
I’d tell you that this storm won’t last forever.
I’d remind you that by His stripes we are healed and that He can take away the pain.
I’d tell you that you are stronger than you know and that you will get through this.
I’d tell you not to give up.
I’d tell you that you are not forgotten.
I’d remind you of the little things that God is in every single day that you might not see.
I’d smile and listen.
I’d make you a cup of Santa’s White Christmas coffee – because that is my favorite and you would LOVE IT!
I’d drink a cold little bottle of Mountain Dew – because I haven’t had one in over 3 weeks!!!
I would remind you that you have a friend and that I’m here no matter what you’re going through.
I’d pray with you that God’s hope would begin to shine in your eyes like the morning sunrise peeking over the mountains.
I’d share with you how I wrote a blog post on how I respond to people and before I could even hit publish, I’d had the most awful responses to my daughters and husband ever. And then I sat and pouted and took a bath and cried.
I’d remind you that tomorrow is another day and that we all need second chances. And third chances. And however many…
I’d tell you that I care.
I’d let you know you are not alone.
I’d invite you to lean on me.
And then I’d sing this song to you and do the motions that we do in Children’s Church like some crazy person – and hope that no one else in the park notices the happy lady dancing on the park bench 🙂
“Sometimes in our lives we all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there’s always tomorrow
Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on
You just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand
We all need somebody to lean on”
– Lean on Me by Bill Withers
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up.
Proverb of the Day:
He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend. [Proverbs 22:11 ESV]
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