On Overcoming

My mind is scattered tonight.

I am distracted by one thousand things.

I am not feeling warm and fuzzy.  Not even a little.

But it is undeniable.

There is power here.

The power of His story intersecting with our own.

The power of overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.

Kneeling to wash feet, we celebrate the humility and servanthood of One who chose to stoop.

In this moment, in this sacred space, my heart hears too the story of a sister once entangled, now gloriously, passionately free.

Free to love without restraint.

Free to speak words of encouragement, words of life to me.

We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.

Reaching for the bread, the cup, we celebrate the sacrifice of One who showed us what love means.

In this moment, in this sacred space, my heart hears too the story of a dear one snatched from the brink of death.  One whose victory was hard-fought, whose miracle held many sleepless nights, many desperate calls to the Father.

One who stands today.

Speaking truth.  Speaking power.

We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony.

Laughing over sandwiches and cookies, dancing in the aisles, we celebrate the joy that is to come.

In this moment, in this sacred space, my heart hears too the story of a little one once a case, a statistic, now firmly rooted.  In family.  In community.

In steadfast, permanent, unconditional love.

Her story matters.

All of these stories matter.

There is power here, friends.

Power that my scattered mind and un-fuzzy heart cannot deny.

Here in these moments, these sacred spaces where we allow His story to intersect with our own.

Power to live well.  To love well.

To overcome.

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2 thoughts on “On Overcoming

    • Shannon

      Ha! Leave it to you to call me out on that one. 🙂 Some of the dancing may have been metaphorical, but some of it was definitely literal. You haven’t lived ’til you’ve experienced a three-fold communion. 🙂

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