09 January 2017
Things Lost in the Fire – Opening Thoughts
Greetings Dear Reader,
As we journey there are things that we must leave behind. There are also things and people lost along the way. We do not wish. It does not bring joy. Sometimes the sorrow of the loss lingers for a lifetime.
I have lost things along the way. Most of them do not matter to me. Friends lost along the way, however, is a much different thing. I will not embarrass anyone by naming them but there are losses that grieve me. They have revisited themselves afresh in my mind and I am going to ponder the pain to see what there is to learn from it.
When loss attempts to reassert its grip on me I must review what was the cause, the cost, and lesson of the loss. I will walk through the memories and remember what I must carry away from the losses. Walk with me as we remember how to turn death into a fighting chance to live.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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