We are doing the impossible for the ungrateful.
We have done so much for so long with so little,
we are now qualified to do anything with nothing!
I came across this quote in my devotional reading last week.
Have you been there?
The biggest hurdle I face when working with the ungrateful is trying not to become embittered.
Jane Seymour says that if I will keep my heart open, love will find a way in.
I’m trying, Jane. I’m trying!
Today, it seems like I’m working to do the impossible for the ungrateful, but is that really what is happening, or am I simply uncomfortable with life on life’s terms?
Is this thing I’m feeling just a feeling, or is it reality?
Am I a slave to the ungrateful these days, or am I free? And if I’m free, what do I need to do to feel free?
Yesterday was Palm Sunday, a time for reflection. A time when we are reminded of what an ungrateful people did to their servant God and how He refused to retaliate, but instead redeemed them all.
Amazing Love, how can it be that you, my God, should die for me?
Some things are plain broken. Some people are bent. Some are bruised to the point of hopelessness. Some have blinders on, or are so hurt within themselves that they cannot conceive of how true love works. You can’t fix them, Lori. You can try to put a band-aid on a gaping wound, but you cannot stitch up a shredded heart or repair a broken mind or spirit. That kind of recovery is in God’s purview alone.
Enter Holy week.
A last supper.
An ear cut off, then restored.
Thirty pieces in a linen bag.
Whips, thorns, cross bars, blood.
Evil at the ready.
Open flesh. Open mocking.
Spikes, hammers, rope, searing sun.
A Face turned away.
Sorrow, spices, sadness, darkness.
It’s Friday, but Sunday’s comin’!!!
The woman and the angel; the message.
The Risen Lord.
Wait for it…
EASTER!! EASTER!! EASTER!!!
Do you ever feel like you’re pouring yourself out for the ungrateful? What is your favorite part of the redemption story?