Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nerd Alert!

Yep-  I am definitely a wonky-nerd!  I actually enjoy the 'word of the day' post that comes up on my app! 

Yesterday, the highlighted word was 'esse'.
It means:  being, existence

For some reason the word gave me pause.  Such a short word, such a huge meaning.

When battling Lyme, we can often find ourselves wrestling with our being, our existence.  Particularly on days where we feel we hardly exist, or are being. 

We feel weak, isolated, abandoned, unproductive, de-valued, forgotten, misunderstood, alone, afraid... our list can go on and on...

But, from out beyond what we know of to be the universe, beyond what we know of time- God, the Creator of all things in the universe, and things beyond- reaches out to us.  He calls to us by name.  He sees you, He cares about you.  He knows the number of hairs on your head. 

For you, He sent His only begotten Son, to become the perfect sacrifice, in your stead, to make the forgiveness of your sins possible- so that one day, you will enter into eternal life with Him. 

Today you may be feeling alone, deserted, even by God.  But remember, Our Saviour Jesus Christ experience being deserted, as He was betrayed, and later left alone to die on that forsaken hillside, hanging on a cross.  He knows your pain. 

God reveals and lifts up according to His perfect time.  Sometimes the waiting for that perfect time, for us, seems extremely insufferable-  but He is at work on our behalf- in ways too marvelous and mysterious for us to comprehend right now. 

Hang in there my beloved battle-weary buddy-  To me, and even more so- to God- you esse!

1 Peter 5: 6-7  6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, 7 casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. 8

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