These words ring so true for me lately. Adrift in a sea of wandering and wondering what is real. So many questions haunt my mind and it is often the pain that reminds me I am still alive and it is not over yet.
The pain has a purpose and grief is the happiness you experienced before. Depression is just a passing feeling and wounds heal turning to scars that serve to remind you where you’ve been and how far you’ve come. For you were meant for so much more than just ordinary!
To Know That You’re Alive – Kutless (a classic song from 2009)
This piece of flash fiction, if you will, came to me in a vision as I spent some quite time with God and this is what I saw in my mind as it was revealed to me. I believe in healing and that God can, and does, renew our hearts rescuing us from the darkness.
It has been 24 years today and I still miss you. Although, no longer overwhelmed by grief or sadness, my mind at times still wonders what might have been. And to quote Soren Kierkegaard:
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
I am moving forward creating and pursing new dreams, all the while carrying the memories of you with me. You are not forgotten and never will be no matter how long the silent echoes loudly thunder across the heavens.
Each of us was given a unique voice for a purpose. When we do not speak out, we deprive the world of our voice. And we never know what we might have to say unless we say it. It might be something that echos into eternity.
Now that said, we must always speak with others in mind. Speak life, speak kindly and never use our voices to belittle or hurt others. Therein is the problem, we speak without thinking, believing that our voice is all that matters.
Wrong, each voice matters. Yours and mine. We must speak, and then we must stop and listen. For wisdom comes through hearing. I challenge you today to speak only life and see what happens in the lives of those you encounter.