Love hopes, never gives up, and endures always

This little light of mine…  I’m gonna let it shine…

It’s a song I sung over and over as a child.  I don’t know why exactly, but it made me happy as I sang it, feeling for all the world like I was singing it directly to Jesus, loud and proud.  I had a simple child-like faith that rarely questioned and always saw the good.

These days my heart wants to be that little girl again.  I see so much more than the good side of life, and I find I ask a vast array of questions that never used to occur to me to ask and find my faith questioned more than I really want to admit.  I try hard to simply give it up and become like a child again, but it’s hard to let go.

There are many trials in life right now, coming from all angles, and on many different levels.  Sometimes when life gets hard I forget who’s child I am.  My light gets small, it doesn’t burn bright for all the world to see.  I don’t hold it high and proud, but instead hold it close and watch as it sputters and flickers.  I latched onto a verse today that sprang to my heart like a shock from above…  it immediately sent my soul ablaze!

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1Corinthians 13:7

It fit the vast array of challenges that hover over and swirl around me as I sit here in meditation.  I think deeply on my marriage, my family, my many blessings from above, and what path God is leading me down as He grows me daily in faith.

I’d like to say I have it all worked out – and can leave you with some breathtaking wisdom.  I am simply not that far along yet – nor do I ever want to claim to be.  But I do leave you with this song that stirs my heart, boosts my little flame, and gives me hope anew.  May you be blessed as you walk into the coming week…



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