a lot has happened these past few months, almost too much to really reflect back on without my head hurting. but last night was definitely a highlight – my dear friend Whitney Leigh became someone’s wife yesterday!
I’m sitting on the porch thinking back on the years that led those two to the decision that they made last night and I keep coming back to that Scripture that says something about how a cord of three strands cannot be broken… What does that even mean? Everything can be broken, technically. Or if you can’t break it, you can certainly unravel it or cut it straight through. So why in the world would the Bible say that?
And this is what I’ve come back to – lots of things come in threes: tricycles, tripods, triplets (haha). And the thing about these things is that they are stable. I mean, I guess you could push them over (please don’t push over babies!) but it isn’t an easy task. And I think that’s what is beautiful about them – they are stable. The trinity is another three that not only is true, but intrinsically beautiful. I’ve been going through this sermon series on the Gospel of John and the pastor keeps talking through the witness the Spirit and the Father both gave to Jesus and his ministry. Three is definitely necessary and so comforting.
In a season of my life where I’ve been sending out my resume into the black oblivion and screening phone calls from my concerned padre about what the heck I’m doing when my job ends three weeks from now, I know that the comfort of three is needed. I need to lean on something or someone that is stable, that cannot be broken, easily unravels or quickly cut through. And my Lord is certainly all those things.
if I didn’t have faith, I really have no idea what I would do in circumstances like this. Man.