Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you!
I had coffee this morning with a dear brother in Christ. I first met him when I lead a men’s college bible study in 2007-2008. He’s had some tough times, some isolated times, he’s had some people in the church really burn him. His mother, whom he dearly loves and cares for, recently had a quadruple bypass. And this week she’s been having more heart trouble. It’s the kind of week that my brother would probably have a stiff drink at the end of, if he drank, which he doesn’t.
My heart broke for him, as tears welled up in his eyed. I just lost it. I held his arm and hand from across the table. I saw in him places I’ve been years ago. Years ago, when I wasn’t where I am today. When Jesus led me out into the cold tundra of the spirit. Where he lit a burning fire for us in an igloo of sorts, no one else around, no one else in sight. We stayed out there for years in brutal soul conditions. I saw that my brother was touching that land himself in this season. Oh I just wanted to hug him. I repeated some words that a friend at church had told him, you are not forgotten.
I know I and my brother are not the only ones who have walked this path. I know there are many out there still, still in the cold and the dark. Maybe Jesus has lit a fire for you, but you still wait to come inside the house where it’s warm. I don’t know who will read this, or if anyone will, but if you read this and that’s you, I want you to know that tonight I pray for you. Tonight I keep a vigil for you in my heart before Jesus. That you have a brother, far away, who is rooting for you, believes in you, that you can do it in Jesus. Not through yourself, or anyone, but through Jesus. He is the Wonderful Counselor, God Almighty.
If that is you, I invite you to comment and reach out for fellowship. I would love and talk and pray with you! God bless you. Yes, it is dark out there. Yes, unless we are under Jesus’ wings it is scary. Yes, we need him badly. No, you are not alone. You have others who want to walk with you. In fact, you have an entire heaven filled with sisters and brothers who can’t wait to meet you one day and are rooting for you and praying for you every single day. The best part? Jesus. Jesus is with us in all these things, leading us, growing us up, guiding us, being our Beautiful One, being our Love.
Love to hear from you if you are out there in the cold tonight! 🙂 Bless you my friends.