Will the Burn Ever Heal

Willtheburneverheal
Pain.

It’s there. In life.

It’s like trying to escape the sting of summer on your skin. No matter how much you try to protect yourself you still get burned at some point.

Yet somehow I like the sting, because it’s a reminder of the fullness summer brings.

Long days.

Warm days.

Days spent outside enjoying the beauty of life which is abounding in nature.

In the same way I feel burned. Third degree burned. No amount of aloe from my Father can soothe me.

Some days I feel like I’m drawing from an empty bottle.

That the soothing coolness has been used up on someone else.

The joy that is supposed to be in the bottle is dried up.

I look at this story, the story of my life. I know it’s young, I know I’m still getting to know the main character.  I haven’t even reached the climax of the story. I wish I could just skip to the closing chapter so I can have perspective as my story unfolds.

Some days I can’t take the pain around me. Pain I see in close friends. Their lives being wrecked. The wreckage of sin that pervades and writhers with such ease in all of us.

In me.

And I wonder if the sunburn will ever heal.

I wonder if I step into the Son will I be burned. So I ferociously cover and lather up with what protective lotion I think will protect me.

I keep being drawn to the rays of the Son. But I hate the burn I feel.

How do I enjoy the warmth?

How do I find the joy in the pain?

In an effort to avoid it all, I sometimes hide in the dark.

And yet,

I burn.

I’ve Dropped the Moon He Thinks I Hold

 

 

Boydadsmoon

 

The following is an excerpt from a guest post over at boydads.com.

 

I step through my front door. Another work day has concluded and the first thing I think about is sitting down, soon followed by how many hours till I get me time. Meaning, how many hours ‘till the kids are in bed, until I get to have an hour and half to myself before I set the alarm for another grinding day at work.

Guilt ensues after I look at this thing called fatherhood as just an hour glass waiting to be turned. 

 

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Hope you all are enjoying your fourth of July weekend!

-Jesse

 

 

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