Saturday, September 19, 2009


Today, on my birthday, I was driving home from a beautiful baby shower, all by myself, windows and sunroof open, Coldplay resounding through my Bose speakers, and I noticed a car with one of those Coexist bumper stickers. Here is my thought: I don't want to just "coexist". I want to LIVE. Jesus said, "I have come that they might have LIFE and LIFE to the full!" (John 10:10) I want to sing loud with the windows down... I want to dance with my husband... I want to appreicate the gracefulness of the dragonflies in my backyard... I want to be mesmerized by Emma's blue eyes... and in those things, I want the world to see Jesus with me and through me-- seeing Him as the creator and sustainer of all things amazing and good. Living sounds so much more exciting than just "coexisting"...
"Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." Matthew 10:34