Today I am joining my friends and Lisa-Jo again for Five Minute Friday. If you’re new here (welcome!) the rules are simple: Write, don’t edit, link your post to her page, and then share the encouragement like wildfire. You can do that, I know you can.
The prompt this week is: After
I thought it would happen after I graduated high school. But it didn't.
I thought I would feel different afterI said, "I Do !!". But I didn't
Then I pictured it to all change after I had children. Yes, things changed but not as I pictured them to.
Each time I thought after this event or after that change the void in my life would be filled and I would finally feel satisfied. That I would finally feel complete but it didn't happen.
At least not until after one especially stressful week in Aug of 2000.
I end the week running into church late for the evening service. I have to be honest, my mind really was not there and I am not sure my heart was either. I was just going through the motions. Once settled in my normal pew I noticed there was something different in the church. The service began with the youth preforming a drama to the song "Arise My Love".
If you don't know the song there is a verse where Jesus is in the cross and God turns His back because He could not look on the sin Jesus was carrying. My sin. As a real 'daddy's girl' the thought of a daddy turning his back on his child for someone else just broke my heart in a way I have never been broken before. After that night I found the peace, love and satisfaction I have been seeking. What could not have been found in another human or another thing was finally found after I turn my life over to Christ on that night.
I know my time is up but I can't leave this post without offering you the same gift I recieved that night. If you are trying to fill an unexplained void you feel let me tell you that Christ is the only one that can fill that space for you. If you want to know more please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will be happy to share with you.