A family that is-making some good steps towards moving forward and then has another crisis crash in upon them...partly through another persons actions. Sadly this impacts small children in serious ways. Ask for healing and hope and protection as they move through this current crisis. Who does God have in mind to help continue writing this family's story in ways that bring restoration and 'life abundant?" Messy to get involved. Time consuming. No guarantees...any courageous 'soldiers' and/or Healers want to be a part of bringing God's plans and purposes to fruition in this circumstance?
A person who is experiencing devastation to the point of wondering if life is worth living? In this story, who can help with the shattered hopes and dreams and help this person again to have hope for a future?
Another person who is diligently doing everything asked of courts and agencies and is still being hampered by a criminal history? How DOES one move forward without any needed doors opening? Who will help continue to write this story for God's purposes? Who will dare to give this person a chance? Or more?
Looking at life, I am always reminded of how MUCH in need of grace I am...and you are...and each one is. GOD's grace is unfathomably greater than we can even imagine. And yet...when we look at the messes in some lives, we wonder...are we quick to offer grace and mercy? Compassion and hope? Or otherwise? People living on the dark, jagged edges of life do not need 'stomped on.' They need Jesus! They need us to be Jesus with 'skin on."
Whose story are you helping to write? To edit? To add life and light to?
"We remember before our God and Father, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ." In this verse, 1 Thessalonians 1:3 a story is being remembered about a people group. Likely many stories. May the same be said of us!