there are moments...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

when i'm so thankful for words other than my own.  when my heart is hurting past the point of finding escape through anything i might try to pen.

like tonight.

tonight, as i sat and read the beginning pages of a book a dear friend placed in my hands before we sat around the fire earlier this evening, my eyes found comfort that my soul desperately needed:

"the great purpose of life is not to stay alive, but to magnify - whether by life or by death - the One who created us and died for us and lives as Lord of all forever, Jesus Christ."  ~john piper

oh, that my life would magnify, whether in joy or grief, the One who created me.  that my goal wouldn't be to know the "why", but to know Him...