Hey, Journey family. Julie here. It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything on this site. Hopefully, we’ll get up and going again soon on a halfway regular basis.
Things have seemed to be a bit more difficult than normal these days. People we love are hurting. We’re learning to comfort each other and just support one another on this journey we call life. The word “crucible” keeps coming up in front of my face, so I figured I’d better check into it. One of the definitions of Crucible is “A place or situation in which different elements interact to produce something new.” Another is “A place or occasion or severe trial or test.” I really don’t like either of the definitions, to be perfectly honest. But I do feel like something about that first definition gives us hope. Hard situations and interactions to make something new.
He restores our souls.
Jesus came to make all things new. He had a crucible moment in the garden right before his crucifixion. He could have stopped everything and went back to the way things were. He could have played it safe and gone away from the pain that he was about to endure. But he came and died and made all things new for us. And because of that we still have hope and He still continues to make all things new.
I’ve been listening to some new music, a band called Housefires. There is a song called Good, Good Father that from the first day I heard it has become an instant favorite and a go-to for me in this season. It just speaks that regardless of the circumstances and hurt and pain that He is good. That is who He is. And we are loved by him because that is who we are. We are loved by the father, and nothing else can compare to that. I just wanted to share this video of the song with you because it’s been such a comfort to me.
When everything seems to be coming against you all at once, I pray that you will remember that you are loved by the Father.