A Holy Hug

I hear Rascal Flatts’ “God blessed the broken road that led me straight to You” running through my mind this morning. Please have a listen and when you hear the word “you,” think “You, Jesus.”

I love this song. I just have to sit and let it wash over me, because I always think Jesus when I hear it. All the hurt in my life, all the wrong turns and obstacles, all the times I listened to the lies of others who did not have my best interest at heart… They were all part of something bigger than myself. All part of God’s plan to draw me back to Himself.

I always imagine Jesus standing, always with a grin, with His arms outstretched, waiting for me to walk into them for a holy bear hug. I know that will happen one day. When I get to heaven and meet my Jesus face to face, I know that He will be standing there waiting for me. On that day, every lost dream and heartache will melt away and every tear will be dry.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Rev. 21:4

So until that day, whenever it is, I will keep listening to this song and the many others that sing through my head every morning. And I’ll continue to thank Him for them, and for what they teach me. And I’ll continue the work He has set for me to do here, whatever that may be. I will live this life with Jesus right here with me… Just living the life I’ve been given the best way I can.

Until then.

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