I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. - Galatians 2:20
You know, as Christians with chronic conditions, sometimes I think the spotlight is on our lives more than on ordinary Christians.
Maybe it's because people are fascinated by a train wreck. Maybe it's because people are looking for a way to help, and we offer plenty of opportunity. But I think a lot of the reason has to do with the fact that people are looking for something different.
They are looking for a new way of handling pain. A different way of handling defeat. A hopeful way of looking to the future through impossible circumstances. When they see me, do they behold Him?
We all have our moments, and this is certainly not a post in which I'm encouraging anyone to put they happy face on before they venture out into the world. I believe that beneath any face we wear, whether we are tired or energized, in pain or feeling good, having just fallen to the ground, or recently climbed back up, we can still showcase Christ.
And here are two words I hope that no matter my mood, can be used to define my character.
Joyful & Triumphant.
Because I am. Under all the illness and frustration and sadness and rebellion. I am Joyful & Triumphant. In Christ. And that's all that matters.
Oh Come, Let Us Adore Him...
Father, please help me to do my best to always showcase You, no matter my demeanor. Thank You for the blessing of Your presence. In Jesus' Name, Amen...
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