1.05.2010

Beauty From the Ashes

[The following is a preview from the book I've begun writing]:

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I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun. Not because I see it, but by it I see everything else. - C.S. Lewis

"Somewhere between Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After, the bridge collapsed. I was subject to the laws of gravity that launched me over the edge of the abyss, into the raging waters of doubt. I don’t know exactly how or when the breakdown commenced, but the slow erosion of my otherwise concrete foundation has crumbled into a million pieces. And I am swimming against the current of despair, like a suffocating man gasping for air.

The flannel-graph presentation of Christian Hope has betrayed me. The songs of Some Glad Morning have faded into the silence of a slammed door by the God of all comfort. My knuckles are bleeding from the incessant pounding on the heavenly gates, waiting with skinned knees for an answer: where is God when I need Him the most?

This question has been twittered and re-tweeted for thousands of years. An ancient ache of dis-ease has echoed through the annals of history, begging for the Balm of Gilead to bring the healing. Human suffering is not a new paradigm to the Millennium Generation. We have been born into a (beautiful but) screwed up world, and Our Creator seems to have abandoned His patent."

5 comments:

Linda said...

I sure hope that I get a copy of this book when you are done. I know that I will identify with it's suffering and benefit from it's hope.

Jen Wags said...

And then what?

Judi said...

keep going....what's next!

Jay DePoy said...

and then Jesus.

kitchenpcm said...

awh, come on now, dont leave us hanging.......