we are a human race soul-battling for freedom, fulfillment, & justification of love. we are searchers in the thick of a night so dark, we stumble into endeavors that test us and throw our hearts and emotions in circles. we wear distorted, crooked glasses that twist our vision looking outward AND looking inward. we are deceitful artists who present our lives as imperfectious, pure, and whole. we are shaky-handed seamstresses who sew sentences together that can be flawlessly stitched or painfully broken, but can never be unthreaded. we are hand-crafted by a father who wins the award for being the most creative. we are sinners who are loved unconditionally by a sinless creator. we are called to walk in freedom, yet we become crippled by baggage that carries sin, struggle, scars, and tears.
in Luke 5:36-39 Jesus says “no one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment. if he does, he will tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old. and no one puts new wine into old wineskins. if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. but new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.
we carry a bag of broken histories on our backs. we are master collectors who pick up previous pieces rather than new ones. we live an open-wounded life looking in the rearview mirror, anticipating a glimmer of something that brought temporary joy, to come back in and be the savior that fills a piece of our heart that the thing itself left us empty. how can we move forward if we won't even hit the gas? how can we drive if we are constantly looking behind us?
don't miss letting Jesus be the driver. let him drive you through the hills, the valleys, all the seasons, and keep you steady and accompanied, rather than alone. he is here and waiting with open arms to lead you.