Number 30 on the thirty day blog challenge (which I have technically already screwed since I won't blog when Chris is home) is "what do you love about life right now?" It's a hard question to answer because I'm just in a really good place right now.
I realized last night how much I love small town living and I could talk about that right now. I love Mom and Pop restaurants that end up having the worlds BEST food. I could talk about hometown high and how blessed I am to be teaching there (and I graduated from there!). I could talk about the coworkers who've become such supportive friends that it seems a disservice not to call them family.
I could tell you how much I love my family and how much we laugh. I could tell you how family dinners are unpredictable because of the combination of people. I could tell you about feeling at home with those people and knowing that they love me even though they know me. And I could mention the hilariousness that is my husband...
I could tell you about the house and how close it is to being finished. I could tell you how excited I am at the prospect of having Christmas there or even purchasing a nice Christmas tree for the first time since we've been married. I love the paint colors, and I'm pumped about the flooring.
I could talk about any of those things, and it would be an accurate explanation of what I love about life right now. But I'm going through such a sweet time right now and I wanted to share that instead.
What I love most about life right now is where Jesus has brought me. While it's never going to be easy, I've begun to rest in the knowledge that I have about Him. I know that He is good. I know that He will be true to His nature. I know what grace feels like and I'm grateful for His offering.
I want to be clear that what I love about life has very little to do with anything I've done or any accomplishment of mine. It has everything to do with Christ's willingness to meet us where we are. It has everything to do with His willingness to bind up the broken hearted. It has an awful lot to do with the fact that the waters I'm walking through aren't going to sweep over me, and that I've been summoned, redeemed and claimed.
Life is far from perfect. It's a messy conglomeration of broken hearts, relationships, lives, etc. And while I've had my own fair share of brokenness, the thing I love most about life is the fact that there is a Healer. He is also provider--Jehovah Jireh. And He loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me.