Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Comforting words for distressing times


A thunderous crash sounded outside my friend, Tina’s house. The booming noise was so loud, she even wondered if a plane went down. She ran out and discovered a car had crashed into her brick mailbox. Thankfully, the driver was okay, but the collision sent bricks and car parts flying as much as sixty feet away from the point of impact.

Yet, a nest in an unused paper box landed intact still with the spent egg inside.



I’ve been thinking about that fragile nest, how it was unharmed amid so much destruction.

Sometimes, we scan the landscape of our lives and in every direction we look, it seems as if one event could send circumstances spiraling into a cacophony of destruction.

Life can feel so transient and fragile. That’s because it is.

A single happening can cause the dominos to fall for what seems like infinity.
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We find this verse in Colossians 1:17, “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

As the delicate nest held together amid the flying bricks, the God who was before all things―holds our circumstances together, no matter how hard or devastating the impact we experience .

Take special note the verse does not say some things, a few things, or one thing; it says ALL things hold together in Him.

ALL THINGS.

Comforting words in distressing times.

Occasionally when I write a post, I sense that it is maybe even for one person. I had that sense when I wrote this piece. If that's you today, know God has you in the palm of his hand.
 

2 comments:

BethAndrews said...

I may or may not be the one person, but this certainly touched my heart in the midst of a very difficult season. Thank you Beverly!

Beverly Varnado said...

Beth, I responded to this earlier but for some reason, the comment didn't show up. Sigh. Thank you for commenting. I pray the God of all comfort will be close to you. You are certainly a blessing to many. Much love.

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