Thursday, April 15, 2010

Only a month ago...

Today is exactly one month since I left for Haiti.

Just one month.

It seems like yesterday and at the same time it seems like a lifetime ago.

I want to go back and that seems hard for many to understand. Unless you stand on that fractured island and share a moment in life with people who have endured so much and yet are full of “joie de vivre”, you can’t understand.

For me, this transition home has been difficult. And maybe that is how it is when you go on a mission trip like this. The scales are off my eyes. My vision is no longer myopic. It is panoramic.

© A Sacred Longing 2009-2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Alive again!

What has passed is no more and the joy to come is the promise we seek.  Yet, it is the now, in all its fermenting anguish that still must be lived.

He did
all of it
for me

Each painful step He endured was because of me.  Each tortured moment of flesh torn, pierced and punctured was suffered for my sin - not His, for He had none.  Each second of seperation that broke His heart was borne that I would never be...

from God

Would I be a worthy recipient of such an offering?

no matter how hard I tried
it could never be


He gave His all.

As the trees bud and the flowers bloom the promise of new growth is overwhelming.  What lay dormant for months has come alive again.  I can feel it within. 

© A Sacred Longing 2009-2010