By: Gabriela Yareliz
I was walking with headphones in (listening to the TED Radio Hour podcast on NPR), when I heard a sound. I turned. A block away, a child, who was maybe 6 years old, had fallen and was wailing hysterically. The fall was loud. So loud, I heard it a block away. On concrete. Poor kid. That’s life, though. Sometimes, we fall, and we fall hard. It hurts. It makes a sound. Everyone looks. However, the child’s father came and picked him up. Thank God we have a Father who picks us up when we are wailing; when our bones are rattled within us; when we are bleeding profusely and shocked.
Sometimes, it takes being hurt to know what it’s like to be carried.
I am learning that a little blood, a scrape and a scar– while they hurt, they heal. Unless you are a hemophiliac… Then you have a problem…
I hope that, this week, even if you have been hurt, I hope you heal.
Falling means contact. No barriers. Bleeding reminds us of our humanity. So does needing another.
This week has already been difficult, but the bleeding will stop. I know it will.
“I am learning each day that it’s good to show yourself, to tear down the walls that we build when we have been hurt. We must let the sunshine of honesty and love flow into our souls, just as we must let light fall upon all living things. To open up is to breathe in, to let our hearts be vulnerable is the first step that leads us to run towards something good. I am not extending my hand to an unknown when I allow myself to feel deeply, instead, I am reaching with the hope that my future will not be the same as my past. Because when we are vulnerable with those we love, we grow stronger and more whole in who we are, and ultimately we find ourselves becoming who we were created to be.”
T.B. LaBerge // Go Now
“What a fool I am, O God, to chase after other things when You are enough.”
“You have to work at relationships. You can’t just walk out on them every time something goes wrong.” Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
“Your insecurities are arguments with God. He is telling you that you are loved and forgiven, but your insecurities are trying to convince Him of that you are the one person the gospel doesn’t apply to. The good news is, God is going to win those arguments in the end. He always does.” Matt King
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