Sunday, July 20, 2008


My sweet friend Gina shared a scripture with me earlier today that speaks to losses we have both endured, and that we continue to work through even today, every day. I was so touched that I came to her heart while she was reading God's word.

I have come to realize that many of the promises God gives us will be given when we are with him in heaven. It is so easy to become angry with him and wonder why? why this? why now? why not? why is that? what are you doing? where are you? Now, while I believe God created us as we are and understands our emotions and is big enough to take us in our angriness, I also try to remember that his plan is divine and sovereign. Our reward will come and what he promises he will fulfill. Maybe not now, maybe not until life here is over. But he is everlasting, unchanging. What he says he will do, he will do.

Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth...Be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight and its people a joy. I will rejoice over Jerusalem and take delight in my people; the sound of weeping and of crying will be heard in it no more. Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years... Isaiah 65:17-20
Thank you Gina. This has blessed me.


Heidi said...

Hi Kristin, I came across the link to your blog from Katie's. I just started one as well.
This is a beautiful scripture passage. I just love the pictures of you and your family. I can't believe how much your kids have grown!

Gina said...

How beautiful. As always, you've written it beautifully - I love your tender heart! I am just so moved by the REALness and HOPE that passage offers even me. It gives a validation that I have not found anywhere else. I'm saving this blog of yours to re-read forever.
Love you.

Heidi said...

Kristin, Molly also starts school on August 11. Kindergarten registration is tomorrow. School seems to start too early now, when I was in school we always started the last week of August. I feel the same way about Molly starting as you do with Elijah starting. It's going to be hard. You're right the new job will be a good distraction. The hours are perfect too. I have all the same holidays as Molly and will be able to take her to school before I go to work and will be finished teaching each day in time to pick her up from school. So I will still be home with Molly when she is home, which in my mind was a requirement for any job. Plus I will be working at our Church's preschool and can't wait for the opportunity to help the kids in my class come to know and love God and Jesus!