by joy soaked words
This past week has been one for the books.
Lots of tears.
I was texting one of my friends and she asked me how I was doing. I told her I was surviving, and she’s like no nat, you are thriving. You are thriving. Those words hit me straight in the heart.
I also have been given glimpses of God’s love for me. Small little glimpses into his relentless love for me.
I don’t know if you have listened to the song reckless love by bethel yet, but gosh you need to.
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
No lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me
This is the chorus, and whenever I listen to this song I can just imagine Jesus crashing through walls, and when I say crashing I mean crashing. I imagine him taking out a wall that stands in between him and I, all while yelling at the top of his lungs “I LOVE YOU NATALIE, I LOVE YOU. I picture him scaling a mountain, taking the mountain in 3 steps just to get to me. I have this incredibly powerful image of this love that takes down anything in it’s path because he loves me. BECAUSE HE LOVES ME.
I also don’t know if you have ever read the book “beautiful outlaw” by John Eldredge, but this book changed the way I look at Jesus. One of my most favourite quotes is this.
“He is the playfulness of creation, scandal and utter goodness, the generosity of the ocean and the ferocity of a thunderstorm; he is cunning as a snake and gentle as a whisper; the gladness of sunshine and the humility of a thirty-mile walk by foot on a dirt road.”
This is a beautiful way of describing Jesus. He loves people with passion. He healed with love in his voice. I imagine him walking around with a smile on his face, just thinking how many people don’t realize how much their lives are about to be changed. I can only imagine how excited he was to be doing the work his Father had put him on the earth to do.
He is everything I need.
Everything I want.
pour out nat, so I can fill you up. Words he keeps whispering in my ear.
If you need me this week, I’ll be baking bread. Studying in the library. Finding out more about my creator and his love for me. Drinking coffee. I will definitely be drinking coffee.
Until next time I open wordpress,
Hugs and blessings,