The Secret of Strength

Jesus wept.

~John 11:35

Bull$√!+He suffered scorn, he was ridiculed and mocked, bruised and beaten. He did not speak against those who mercilessly crucified him and he willingly gave his own life. He was strong, in ways that the world did not and does not understand to this day.
He stood strong against all that was evil and wrong in the world with an unfathomable compassion and love.
He refused to compromise the truth, and yet, when those he loved died he wept. He felt and expressed emotions deeply and lived his life on earth fully as a model for us to follow. If it was good enough for him, it is good enough for me and I refuse to believe or live the enemy’s lie.
What about you, who and what will you believe?
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Love – a poem

"Muppin and Rico" 2015 Region 5 Arabian Horse Show, Monroe WA July 2015 ©Mark Schutter

crashes into our lives.
Breaking fragile hearts,
melting them from the start.

is swift and powerful.
Smashing the strongholds,
shining a light into the dark.

is soft and gentle.
A strong hand that so
tenderly holds a broken heart.

is grace and mercy.
An undeniable bold truth,
a blaze from one small spark.

is slow to anger.
Patient and forever kind,
always the best place to start.

~Mark Schutter ©2015

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