Nothing Part 2

May 17, 2009 at 9:04 am 2 comments

full nest

There is a neat thing you can learn when humbled by making the wrong decision or feeling forgotten; it is wrapped up in Gods grace, the essence of his nature and it is his desire through relationship with his beloved people.  That lesson is Hope!

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, they are plans to prosper you not to harm you, to give you a future and a hope.”

It often feels impossible to continue to tend that nest when it is empty or in another analogy to wait for harvest when you are hungry but God’s promise is of hope.

I mentioned Naomi who changed her name to Mara after loosing her husband and two sons.  She was left empty and felt only bitterness.  Even through her raw emotion God allowed her small blessings, maybe not what she imagined for herself… I’m sure a house full of grandchildren by her husbands name…but hope in the friendship of her daughter-in-law (a foreigner) who chose to stay in an unknown land, and work a peasants job to show love and faithfulness. 

God blessed the women and through Ruth continued the line of David, redeeming Naomi and her lonely desperation.

I am often surprised at the narrow path God leads me to follow, I look longingly at the wide road filled with apparent happiness, but void of the Joy that accompanies this tattered way.  Often, like Naomi I would change my name and crawl into the hole of emptiness rather than cry with my eyes toward the Son.  She did both and God allowed her to mourn but asked her to follow.  She did and I hope I too will remember there is Joy on the path and Hope in the tattered way.  Like an empty nest my dreams bring endless possibility, I would rather that in place of a basket full of Easter eggs already stamped out for me.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kathryn  |  May 17, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Sending you hugs! You are so very loved.

    Reply
  • 2. purplemoose  |  May 21, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Ruth is my favorite book in the Bible. What a wonderful way of looking at life!

    Reply

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