Beautiful, powerful words that remind me of why I am still a Follower of Jesus. It’s all about redemption, and I’m still holding out for the final chapter of that beautiful story.
And when we forget the real curse that is on the world, we turn Christianity into a weird ethical system that is all about homeschooling, courtship, virginity, tattoos and earrings and power plays and making sure women “know their place” and we forget that it is about redemption.
— Read on myonlycomfort.com/2019/09/03/my-only-comfort/
When I watched this yesterday, it deeply impacted me. Not exactly a sermon, it’s more an interview in which a woman tells her remarkable story of dealing with tragedy, suffering, and disability. Yes, the pastor had things to say — in a rather powerful mini-sermon that served as introduction — and her husband spoke as well, but it was her words I found especially compelling.
If you’ve ever asked, “Why did God allow this to happen?” you might not find the exact answer to your question, but I think you will find hope.
Here is the link: Shell.
This is hugely powerful. Read her story first. Then watch the video.
If you struggle finding the words to express your own trauma…if you are trying to find your voice…watch the video. It’s heartbreaking, but will give you hope.
Was it a “God thing” that I came across this? It’s one of the most powerful, honest things I’ve read in a long time.