Healing and Wholeness

One week after the national election, I have no original words to say. I am still processing the events of the last week. Yet, I have found light and peace in the words of people far more astute than I am, and I am happy to share them with you at this time. No matter what you are feeling, I hope these words can resonate with you somewhere:

“God is faithful to restore, but like a vineyard, it takes time to bring things back to life and a healthy balance.” Our job is to love, “abide in Christ,” and “bear fruit” all in good time (John 15).

“Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine” (D. L. Moody).

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter” (M.L. KIng).

“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.”

“Our business is to present the Christian faith clothed in modern terms, not to propagate modern thought clothed in Christian terms. Confusion here is fatal” (J.I. Packer).

“‘Destination Addiction’ is the preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place….until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are.”

“Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong” (Tim Keller).

Celtic Saying: “Keep within me a stillness as deep and sweet as a forest’s in mid-winter.”

When you forgive, you don’t change the past, you change the future.”

“To see him [God] with the heart is to know that in the long run, his kind of life is the only life worth living. To see him with the heart is not only to believe in him, but little by little to become bearers to each other of his healing life until we become finally healed and whole, and alive within ourselves. To see him with the heart is to take heart, to grow true hearts, brave hearts, at last. That is my dearest hope and prayer for all of you and also for me” (Frederick Buechner).

Author: Judy

Christian educator, writer, specializing in the New Testament

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