This is just an excerpt of my journaling experience this morning. After quite a bit of confession, this is where my mind went:
I’ve been feeling inspired by scripture lately. I saw this tattooed on a kids chest this morning: Romans 8:18
’I CONSIDER THAT OUR PRESENT SUFFERINGS ARE NOT WORTH COMPARING WITH THE GLORY THAT WILL BE REVEALED IN US’
Then, after reading Song of Solomon, this: Song of Solomon 8:6
‘…FOR LOVE IS AS STRONG AS DEATH…’
There was a shooting at the midnight Batman premier last night. 50ish victims. 12 deaths. My heart breaks for humanity today. But through tragedy comes unity. I don’t agree with many things Obama says or does, but he spoke to America this morning so beautifully that it made me cry. He acknowledged the tragedy that happened earlier this morning, touched on serving justice to whoever committed the heinous act, then was so positive about remembering love—both toward those who died and those who we are still so lucky and blessed to have around.
…LOVE IS AS STRONG AS DEATH…
I am so thankful to have love. To be able to produce it. To be able to receive it. The Lord has blessed me so much because of His love. I am thankful everyday, even when I don’t realize or acknowledge that it is of Him. I pray for these families in Aurora, Co. I pray that they are being comforted by their Heavenly Father and Earthly Loved Ones. I pray that they know that they are loved.