She stands on the front porch of my house, the clock ticking in my head, and she says she’s not sure about God.
Or Jesus, for that matter.
It’s after 9:30 and the porch lights need new bulbs and so we’re standing there in the shadows while she unravels herself in a string of words. I stand, arms by my side, listening and praying for some words to say.
God gives me nothing and so I just listen.
Cars drive by the house and the street lamps flicker and her words keep pace with her broken heart. I keep pace with her verbal punches.
I stand on the porch with my big bag of nothing and she punches, over and over again. She’s a heap of hurt and I’m a heap of nothing and for a moment, I know that we stand in a place where Jesus likes to show up.
And so I wait…
I am guest posting over at Traveler In My Own Backyard…meet me over there?
And here’s a little about the sweet lady who invited me to write over at her place…
Michele Simmons hides behind big hair, purple glasses and three kids that are way more interesting than she is! After becoming a Christian as a child, she got a little lost, made some big mistakes and since her marriage to Bobby, has grown like crazy in her dependence on God. Incidentally, those mistakes, somehow all worked together for her good. She loves to write, even if no one sees, but her desire is to encourage women like herself because if we are honest, this life stuff…well, lets just say it is hard to figure out. Michele wants to be scandalous. Scandalous in love, in mercy and most of all, scandalous in grace. It is a daily work in progress and your prayers are appreciated.