Saturday, December 6, 2014

“a constant opportunity for a change of heart.”

“Jesus changes our history from a series of sad incidents and accidents into a constant opportunity for a change of heart.  To wait patiently therefore means to allow our weeping and wailing to become the purifying preparation by which we are made ready to receive the joy which is promised us.”  Henri Nouwen

I love that phrase, “a constant opportunity for a change of heart.”  I can turn around, I can begin anew, and let God’s love, God’s Word manifested in Jesus Christ, flow into me and through me to others, always welcoming the joy, the anchor,  that His constancy provides.

For since the world began,
    no ear has heard
and no eye has seen a God like you,
    who works for those who wait for him!

Isaiah 64:4

For the Lord your God is living among you.
    He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm all your fears.[a]
    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

Zephaniah 3:17

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