Archive for December, 2011

Beautiful Things

Yesterday, we sang “Beautiful Things” at church. I love this song. It reminds me that God can use anyone, can change anyone, can restore anyone. We can’t do that. We can’t save ourselves. We try. I try. I try to save my kiddos when they’re disappointed or sad. Sometimes I can, often I’m unsuccessful.

For some reason, I’m finding peace in knowing that God uses me (and people like me) with warts and all. This is good to know as the pressures of school and a huge upcoming Christmas program are looming large in my life. Add a couple of physical health struggles and I feel a bit more worn than usual. Today, though, as we were all singing in church, God reminded me (again) of how powerful He is. How His restoration is so amazing. How through Him we can run and not get weary – I really need that in my life right now.

God, I’m so grateful for being strong in my weakness. And I also am thankful for the team of folks you have blessed me with that I have the opportunity and good fortune to lead on a weekly basis. May you be right in the midst of everything we’re doing for Christmas and beyond. And thanks again for making something beautiful out of all of us.

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