Beautiful Surrender

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhat a blessing to be a blessing!

I was blessed this past weekend to work another Walk to Emmaus, and it did not disappoint. It was an amazing weekend experiencing an outpouring of God’s love.
There is a moment during the weekend where most women realize their brokenness and lay it down. That was such a beautiful moment to me. To see these women broken and laying down their; fears, frustrations, worries, and past at the foot of the cross and know that it is all forgiven and made clean through Christ’s love and sacrifice? Probably my favorite part of the weekend. As crazy as it sounds, it is true. I was afraid that I might get into a bit of trouble after, but I could not wipe the smile off of my face. I was grinning and had tears of happiness in my eyes as I thought of what these women were picking up when they laid all of that down. They are picking up the joy, peace, and love that comes with fully allowing Christ to have it all! Who could ask for anything more? Will it be all rainbows and butterflies from now on? Nope. There will be challenges, struggles, temptations, and sin; but to have the hope and love of Christ, to live in expectation of the glorious banquet that awaits us when this temporary life is through makes it all worth it. We even get to experience God’s love and gifts while here on this earth! They are around us, we just have to open our eyes to see them waiting on us, wooing us back into His loving arms.
We are all broken vessels, but it is through the cracks that His light shines through.

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2 Replies to “Beautiful Surrender”

  1. Thank you for sharing your experience on the walk. You said it so wonderfully. You are living proof of the fact that engineers can write as well as they can do math.

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