BUY TODAY: I DIDN’T WANT TO BE THAT GIRL!
Pain.Suffering.Injustice. Sickness. War. Death. We struggle to wrap our arms around the tragedies of this world. It is a paradox that we live in. How can a loving God allow such deep pain and sorrow? If God cares, why does He seem despondent? But one must not look far into the pages of Scripture for an answer. We see stories of murder, injustice, persecution, wandering Israelites, slave-ridden people, infertility, death, self-righteous religious zealots…and yes, strife amongst family and friends. We read of wars, floods, storms, drought, deserts, and wilderness…with which we all can find some familiarity. Although these stories of old were written in years past, we cannot ignore the common ground. Suffering is a part of life and we should not be surprised when we fall upon it. It remains a mystery why we must endure hardship and pain while here on this earth, knowing full well that God is able to put an end to it. A sovereign God, who rules on High. A heaven with no pain or sorrow. With hope, we press on with our eyes lifted upward. We know our struggles are not eternal. This light and momentary affliction is achieving for us an eternal glory, that far outweighs them all. 2 Cor. 5:7 Remember, you are not alone in your suffering. Others before you have suffered too, and are encouraging you to keep going. A great cloud of witnesses are cheering you on, urging you to make it to the finish. No one suffered as much as Jesus. He bore our sin. Our shame. And took our place. Enduring hunger, thirst, pain, rejection, beatings, nakedness, temptation, loneliness, mockery, bereavement, poverty…nothing shy of utter humiliation. The King of Kings and Lord of Lords endured all this for you, simply because He wanted to. When it looks like this world is spiralling out of control, we must remind ourselves that God always is working things together for our good. (Rom. 8:28). In His divine providence, He is working.
We had to scrape ice off of our window this morning. Since we didn't have an ice scraper, an empty coke can had to do. We only had a peephole to see the road until the ice began to melt away. Sometimes God gives us a peephole to see His infinite glory. We just need to look. #laketahoe #snowday
Today, the mountain did not disappoint. Short lines. Impeccable weather. I could not ask for more while hanging out with my boys. On days like today I am reminded of God's goodness. He gives days like this to refresh.
Lake Tahoe in rare form today. Absolutely covered with clouds, but as you ascend above the clouds, it was a bright, sunny day. Sometimes in life, you have to ascend above your circumstances to see God. Thankful for this day! #laketahoe #heavenly
"Happy 21" Avery!!! #happy #birthdaygirl