I have a huge chalkboard that sits on a wall above our kitchen table. We were given it as a gift. It is my favorite thing in my house. When I first got it every few days I would take a piece of chalk and pen a new scripture on it. As the year went on though I would forget to change the verse. So sometimes it would be up there a long time!! One day I walked in the kitchen and glanced up at that chalkboard and some of the letters had been erased. It was Jeff’s way of reminding me that it was time for a new scripture. Haha
Well Jeff isn’t here anymore to erase the letters. This weekend I was telling someone about what Jeff use to do and I realized that the scripture that was written up there had been there since Noah’s graduation party in May. I am sure that Jeff has been shaking his head. Haha
I was getting ready to change that verse this morning
and learned the news that a sweet girl who had been in my home only a few times lost her life to heroin last night. My heart is just so sad. I look at her picture and I just get so angry that addiction has taken another beautiful young person from this earth. My heart has been so torn lately by the amount of suffering that goes on in this world. I have asked God to place me in the middle of that suffering with people as to try and make a difference in this world while I am still here on earth. The reality of the suffering is just unbelievable.
I am changing the chalkboard verse and remembering Gods promises to all of us in revelation 21…
HE will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who was seated on the throne said “ I am making everything new!” Then he said, WRITE THIS DOWN, FOR THESE WORDS ARE TRUST WORTHY AND TRUE.”