Engraved Hurts

Like soldiers on a battleground, our persistent thoughts are marching on….


We sit across the table from each other and the tension rises like ocean waves before a hurricane. Our hearts ache from the daily frustrations. Words fly like cannonballs across the bow. The night is lighting up from the fiery hurts and our broken souls is damforgiveness 2aging our spirits. There is not a “sorry” that can mend the fury; no kindness is coming from giving; no hugs healing the hardened hearts; just short little snippets that become too repetitive to hear. I’m asking for grace to bring some peace to the table. But when two hearts aren’t in sync, God has His work cut out for Himself. Our love is souring like month old milk.

Love, like spring pollen, carries off to a neighbor’s lawn; walls are retaining the temper and silence is becoming enemy number one. So my conscience knocks on heaven’s gates and I’ll pray for our Lord to hear my heart. But like statues in the wind, the prayers are standing guard of the present. Life, cruel at times, has no invitation. Joy, the ultimate restorer between two hearts, is waiting on the other side.

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I’m in awe watching the tears as they flow and sorrow can’t explain the reckoning. Blame is passing like vegetables at Thanksgiving. There is no rhyme or reason. Our Lord sits at the head of the table trying to join our hearts in prayer. Stubborn though, our minds are overruling the prayers. Like soldiers on a battleground, our persistent thoughts are marching on…. I’m carrying the flag trying to surrender but our guns are still drawn.

Morning arrives and a tranquility, like the dew from the night before, is falling over the engraved flowers. Hearts are listening to subconscious minds as we cease fire. Over early coffee, our guns are holstered. An anointing brings a smile as the sun breaks through the thunder. Love is being restored and the sun is warming little petals. God, the only true peacemaker, is reigning over the battlefields of our minds. We sit in peace and the quiet sermon is coming as the gentle breeze rings the wind chimes.

I’m asking myself, could this have been avoided? Unequivocally, yes, if God is first and past hurts are left by the headstones of our deceased memories. We’re limping away, now handicapped from the wounds encountered from the night before.

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So, here we are off on our busy day….people to meet, bills to pay, and our Lord is holding down the fort. We are marching off, alone, to fight our own personal battles…

 

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EDITOR NOTES:  Did you ever hurt the person you loved?  Did you say unwanted things?  If you have hurt someone you loved, it is not easy to repair this mistake.  It is time to seek forgiveness.  You may have to go to great lengths to win over the trust once again.

Watch your words in a fit of temper and weigh the pros and cons of every word you utter. If you want to express your anger at an event, target the incident and not the person.

Be truly repentant…

 


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Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; … (1 Corinthians 13:13)

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.   (1 Peter 5:10)

 


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For The Record…

….we never stop to wonder why and what is the reasoning.


Please copy and paste the link below to review this Christian table chart referred to in my blog below.  When this site opens, click on Bible FAQ. Under the alphabetical List,  click on WordCount.

http://www.christianbiblereference.org

 


Today, I find myself deep into chart-finding and it completely blows my mind. I wonder sometimes, why God leads me to be the one to go on these fact finding missions. Stumbling over the statistics I can’t help but ponder.

Unaware, as we so often take things for granted, we never stop to wonder why and what is the reasoning. We all know the story, “Away in The Manger” and the miracles that occurred that wondrous night. But between the Old Testament and the new, are statistics that are, well, hard to perceive. Did you know that Mother Mary is barely mentioned and is off the list of all the miracles? In my opinion, a miraculous conception is the greatest miracle of all!

All the biblical philosophers didn’t know Jesus was Lord. Did you know that His great name was never mentioned in the Old Testament? Comically, wisdom has little to do the writing of the Testaments.

Interestingly, the details of this chart are not flawed but we sometimes find them sketchy. It makes me wonder, what did they know? The writers of the bible were not the greatest for communication and news traveled slow. Mark, Matthew, Luke and John are just four recollections of many before the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 . Though the books are deflected by authors, the usage of words resonates in the stats . I welcome all to draw their own conclusions and respond…