KEEPING THE LIGHT IN YOUR EYES
Her life was rough before the pandemic, but now....
No home. No car. Almost no job.
"No" had become the only consistency in her life.
A single mother of 5 struggling to not only make ends meet but to make life make sense.
Finally, a family member allowed her and the kids to move in - sort of.
Her older children were allowed to sleep inside, but she and the 4 month old were forced to sleep in her car because the baby cried too much.
The mother was crying, too. Night after night after night, crying out in the dark holding her baby. Crying out when they cut back her hours.
Crying out to her God.
Her spirit was sinking into depression, but she cried out to God anyway.
Her heart, breaking into pieces. She cried out to God anyway.
Talking to her you could tell she was fighting to keep the light in her eyes.
"God's got me," she would always say, and yet, in the midnight hour, her soul would not hesitate to cry out to her God.
If God is all you have, maybe God is all you need.
When the sacrifices you make for others seem to have no value...
When those you've helped can't be found...
When your kindness is treated like weakness...
When this hard-knock life tries to hardens you and dim the light your light...
Know there is One. One who cares for you. One who protects you. One who hears your cry.
He is The Good Shepherd.
“...The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. T