Monday, April 15, 2013

Because He Lives: Faith, Motherhood and Bombings

On days like today, with the news of the Boston Marathon bombings I have no words.  They escape my mind and a fog of confusion enters, where the questions exceed the answers.

These moments are the ones where my faith acts as the safety net in my tight rope walk of life.  Alone I navigate the rope, high above, wind blowing me about.   I know that net will catch me, but the quivering of my feet, the fluttering of my heart and the staggering of my body are much more exaggerated on days like today.  Even more terrifying is the truth that I do not venture through this life alone, instead I have three children, 3 souls, 3 innocent spirits toppled on my back making my journey that much more laborious, I feel the pressure to buckle that much greater. The crushing weight of news like bombings, murders, genocide, famine, slavery... how will I make it to the other side of the wire?

I may not know the answer, but I do know the net that lies beneath me can bare my weight.  It can catch my children, it can catch my family.  HE alone is greater than I, and HE knows all things.

I may not understand.
I may be inclined to fear.
I may hug my children tighter tonight.
My heart may race a few beats faster.
My throat may tighten.
My temperature may rise.
But I know justice is God's to seek.
But I know power is given to me in authority of Jesus the Christ.
But I know my faith exceeds my confusion.

In times like today I rely on the truth sang in this old hymn.

God sent His son, they called Him Jesus

He came to love, heal, and forgive.

He lived and died to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.

Because He lives, All fear is gone.

Because I know He holds the future,

And life is worth the living just because He lives.

How sweet to hold a newborn baby,

And feel the pride and joy he gives.

But greater still the calm assurance,
This child can face uncertain days because He lives.
Words: Bill & Gloria Gaither 

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  1. I have been reminding myself of these things as well. Thanks, Heather.


  2. Heather - you are making me tear up at work! Great post!


  3. Hi Heather! So beautifully written my friend! Yes, ONLY because He lives...we can face tomorrow! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up...have a blessed week! :D


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