What is a flashlight holder you might ask?
In this most difficult time in my life, when all seemed dark, and scary, and overwhelming, when I could not see God, He sent people with flashlights to help me find my way home.
He knew I had been in the dark so long that the sunshine would only scare me away.
He knew that I was so lost that I had given up.
He knew there would be no magical transformation, that the road would be long and painful.
He knew I would trip and stumble.
And I have.
But over and over again, there each of you have been, arms extended, flashlights in hand.
In your kindness, I, for the first time in my life, have been able to see God's love for me.
I have been overwhelmed at the grace you have shown me.
From a delicious meal, a hand to hold, late night phone calls when I have been afraid, to refusing to let me sit still for too long and constant reminders that I am not my circumstance, You have each been a living breathing example of God's love for me.
I have tried and tried to write this so many times, and I know I'm not doing it justice. It is really too much for words.
I love you.
I would not be here without you, really.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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When I saw these posts in my Reader, I thought, what a bad friend I've been for not checking in on you when you hadn't posted in awhile. I am so glad you are hanging in there and that you think of me as a flashlight.ReplyDelete
Please know that I may not be nearby and I may not understand all you are going through, but you have a friend in Texas who thinks you are amazing.
Stay in the light!
Mary in TX
thank you Mary, I know you are here, I read your kind words often! HUGSReplyDelete