Here is what I had just read from Paul David Tripp in "A Shelter in the Time of Storm":
"There is a God of awesome grace who meets his children in moments of darkness and difficulty. He is worth running to. He is worth waiting for. He brings rest when it seems like there is no rest to be found.
... You and I were just not hardwired to make our way through this fallen world on our own. We were meant to rest in the lap of his goodness."Even before my mother died seven weeks ago... I was at a place spiritually where I felt I was resting in the lap of his goodness. Drinking in His truth.
Now. I am still there, but he is taking me a little further. He is showing me that this road does not have a destination. I have been feeling like he was taking me somewhere. And He has been, but I have been trying to figure out the destination. Now I am thinking, maybe there isn't a destination in the sense that I was thinking. Maybe it is simply more of Him, more of Him, more of Him.
Here is the next paragraph:
"Why would I pray to be taught again and again and again by the Lord? Because his wisdom is just that deep and vast. His wisdom has no boundaries. His wisdom has no bottom. His wisdom has no ceiling. .... So once more, I pray to be taught because the wisdom of God is just that deep."
It is rather exciting really.
More of Him.
I can't wait to see what that is like.
What a beautiful destination.
(Side note: I got CHIGGERS taking these pictures of the wildflowers in Arkansas a couple days after the funeral. Seriously!)