Holidays are hard sometimes. Especially when for whatever reason you can’t be together. Maybe it’s because of an illness, or distance, or death, or service. No matter what the reason it makes your heart hurt. That’s where I am today. Don’t get me wrong – I am grateful for the get togethers. Yet I miss _____. Funny how you can feel two things at one time.
Yet time goes on. The moon still sets and the sun still rises. The breeze still blows as I sit here feeling like I’m frozen in time. And here, in this moment, is when I hear,
“I will come to you.”
“I will come – TO YOU.”
Right here, right now, in the middle of this loneliness – this is the place where Jesus will come – to me. All of a sudden He is the pursuer in this crazy love relationship. He is on the offense making the ‘first move’ to get closer. He will come when His Beloved is hurting. He hears our heart cries. I am humbled- and grateful.
I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. – John 14:18
And He will come to you today too. In the middle of your loneliness – He will come to you.
In the middle of that sorrow – He will come to you.
In the middle of that sickness – He will come to you.
In the middle of that grief – He will come to you.