For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 NASB)
Occasionally, I have a problem finding words. It is quite annoying, but fairly common for me. Lately I have been meditating on the next chapter in Embracing Obscurity and have attempted twice to write about it, and yet each time, I have held off in posting it. Mostly because what ended up on-screen isn’t exactly what I’m trying to say, but I can’t formulate the right way to say it.
While I’m not having a ton of traffic to the site, I still want to be careful in what words I do put forth. Particularly when it’s so easy to misunderstand written words without hearing the tone and seeing the non-verbal cues in a persons face. So, I ask you to bear with me…as I keep working on this chapter and even just posting in general. Don’t worry….I’m not speechless for very long!!
I am deferring the next chapter of Embracing Obscurity for later on in the week. The chapter is on suffering and I read it before the tragedy on Friday. It’s a lengthy chapter, filled with many heart probing truths. Before I commit to writing anything, I want to be sure I’m being sensitive to the pain of others, allowing for grief and being comforted. This chapter may be the focus of several posts in the near future, as we all deal with suffering and tragedy in this fallen world, be it a job loss, death of a spouse, or the murder of children.
In the meantime, hold fast to the truth:
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
(Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV)