the long fall back to earth
He counts the stars and calls them by name, yet he heals the broken in heart and binds up their wounds.-- C.H.Spurgeon
GRACE MAKES BEAUTY OUT OF UGLY THINGS---Bono
Don't grieve that it is GONE;
Wonder that it WAS.
Laugh that you lived and dance : that you DARED.
INHALE that it happened- and it was grace.
The man born blind reminds us that our perceptions and God's purposes can be very different, even opposite. If we are going to be skeptical, it's best to be skeptical of our perceptions. And he reminds us that when Jesus finally reveals the real purposes, we will find them more glorious than we ever dreamed and his reward so overwhelming that there will be NO TRACE of BITTERNESS, only overflowing gratitude.-Jon Bloom, Not By Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking By Faith