Because when the Lord clears your eyes, you never want to know what it’s like to not see again.
And when He splits open your heart, it’s a rupture that you know will never mend.
And when He breaks through your hardened ears, you realize you’re hearing for the very first time.
Because He is Father to the fatherless, and defender of widows, and He sets the lonely in families. (Psalm 68)
And because he has told us what is good and what He requires of us…
To do justice, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8)
Showing us purest religion, to visit orphans and widows in their affliction. (James 1:27)
So this bracelet…
A reminder to be that which we yearn for most on this broken soil. A reminder to be a willing vessel for the Lord’s will to be done on earth, just as it is in heaven.
So from one broken heart strung tight to another, a bracelet supporting a friend who is waiting to bring their baby girl home.
Would you pray with me for them?
Would you consider what the Lord is laying on your heart?
Would you watch this video, hear their story and ask the Lord how He yearns to leverage your life for the least of these (Matthew 25)?
Would you just begin to even consider, that life, this one very fleeting wisp of a life, is meant to be lived out until empty for the world around us, for our very own flesh and blood kin. It’s meant to be spent, poured out like a drink offering, receiving life abundant from the only One who willingly poured out and emptied His own life for our sake.
And would you consider, what a grace that radical, a grace that altering compels one to do.
What it compels one to live..
What it compels one to be.