One day, I’ll share some of my favorite book titles. As of late, this one accompanies my Bible in the early mornings, “Everybody Always” by Bob Goff. In chapter six he talks about skydiving and what happens if your parachute fails to open. You see, it isn’t hitting the ground that kills you. ...it’s the bounce. “We’ve all hit the ground hard at work or in a relationship or with a big ambition. Whether we had a big, public failure or an ever bigger private one, the initial failure won’t crush our spirit or kill our faith; it’s the second hit that does. The second hit is what follows when things go massively wrong or we fail big, and the people we thought would rush to us create distance instead. They express disapproval or treat us with polite indifference.” When the chute doesn’t open and you hit the ground, all the bones in your body will break, but it’s the bounce and second hit that will cause your broken bones to puncture your organs causing death-great visual, huh?😳 If we want to be like Jesus, here’s our simple and courageous job: catch people on the bounce. When they hit hard, run to them with your arms wide open to hug them even harder. God wants to be “with” them when they mess up, and He wants us to participate.
#bounce #run #jesus #gripandgrace
Uncharted territory. I wish it was still uncharted. I’m thankful for churches.
They are one constant my siblings and I have always known. Some of you see factories, hospitals or restaurants and there’s a familiarity because you know what goes on inside of them. I see a church and I am home.
Numbness. I think it’s much like shock after an accident. Your body is put in a state to withstand what is taking place. I think numbness is a gift the Lord grants to parents who lose children. This is hard.
Is our faith shaken..? Not for an instant.
Do we grieve..? Oh my goodness, you better believe it. We feel the heaviness of loss, yet we’re reminded of the promises of hope. Revelation 21:4 says, ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’ Prayers for my brother’s family tomorrow..they are solid, yet still very much a Mommy and a Daddy who miss their precious little boy🙏🏼 https://www.gofundme.com/mcelroy-family