10/19/09 10:39 PM

Life, Maturity, Growth and Peace

Authored by Mom

I was listening to Pandora, one of my husband's stations. Why are his better than mine? I digress.

I was alone. The music was {loud}. In the extreme, I could hear the words, the message. Amazing.

Words of Life. That's all I heard in the one song. I'm not even sure of the name of the tune, but the sentiment "words of life" kept repeating, over and over and over. I had just listened to a Third Day song, something about mercy, praising HIM in the storm. Then I'm hearing Words of LIFE. Um, whoa.

My thoughts stopped, I closed my eyes and I felt just a bit lighter. It was an odd feeling. I don't normally feel actually lighter, but I did.

I recently came back from a {very} short vacation {vacation, really?} to see my parents, siblings, a friend. I'm processing my trip even though we've been back for a few days. The words of the songs I'm soaking in are relevant.

Maturity is good. I mean, really good. I can't go home again. It's o.k. I'm o.k with it, finally. There is still so much going on inside of me, but I'm good, happy, at peace, fine with it. Four years ago, the last time I was there, I wasn't. I am now.

Third Day is telling me "there's a light at the end of this tunnel." There's mercy, praising in storms, words of life, and light at tunnel's end. I write this for myself, as an encouragement, while I get up to shower, to do laundry, to clean, to spend some me-time while Mark is out with the kids on their miles long bike ride. I miss them already but as I mull over this light that I have expected {continue to expect}, I know that the silence and noise is good.

"I am the Way, the Truth and the Life ..." John 14:6

"For you were once darkness, but are now Light in the Lord. Live as children of the Light ..." Ephesians 5:8-9

"But everything exposed by the Light becomes visible, for it is Light that makes everything visible. ... " Ephesians 5:13-14


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