Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ordinary

I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but right now I am content and happy with who I am in Christ. I'm finding that I had so much more strength than I thought I did... or would have had. Maybe if I had known that all along, things would have been different, but as crazy as it sounds, I'm thankful for the difficult moments just as much as I am for the easy ones. 

I wonder... how could I be sad when God has blessed me with another day? How could I cry when His glory is within me? I'm not sad and I'm not crying because when everything else in life abandons me, I'm learning, that Jesus is forever mine. When I do feel hurt, it almost feels silly... not because it isn't valid, but because compared to the love of my Father it all just seems so small. 

But maybe that's why I wonder, I secretly do wonder, if betrayal feels as good as some make it look. My guess is no, but I hope we all (myself included) can find peace in Christ despite mistakes or shortcomings. That being said, I can't help but love even those who I feel have betrayed me in life. It's almost as if God has given me a new set of eyes. I'm not interested in justice, that isn't my place. Right here, right now I'm just thankful to be given the opportunity to love my neighbor as myself. I thought I knew for sure who my hero was, but I see so clearly now that even a hero can fail you.  I'm grateful for the opportunity to realize my happiness does not lie in anyone or anything in this world, but in Christ alone. I pray that when others disappoint us, we don't get angry but realize that they are souls that need love just as much as we do. 

"Do not love this world not the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever." - 1 John 2:15-17 

Too alarming now to talk about
Take your pictures down and shake it out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary

Don't the best of them bleed it out
While the rest of them peter out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero 
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary

Kudos my hero, leaving all the best
You know my hero, the one that's on

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He's ordinary. 

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