Technology sure seems to make life easier for us these days doesn't it? Thanks to the advances, it's possible to get answers INSTANTLY! Just check out your device! BAM! Yet, when illness comes knocking at the door (be it physical or emotional), "instant" doesn't always happen. If you are like me...You want answers. You want medication or drugs to cure. You want healing. You want it NOW!
In the past year alone, so many close family and friends have been affected by disease and mental illness. Every day, another person succumbs and hits the "not-so-fun" ride of watching a loved one struggle. Today is no different.
While sometimes the journey is gut-wrenching, we need to be quiet and listen to the ONE who can heal, The Great Physician. Today, I was humbled and reminded how sometimes, even when we try to "fix" things....only God can! It's an uncomfortable place to be when you are a "fixer." He takes us to a place where we have no other choice other than to get on our knees and ASK for healing.
A few years back, we created several designs that speak to ALL who need healing. "By His Stripes," based on Isaiah 53:5, is a great reminder that "He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by his wounds we are healed." Another one, "Strong & Courageous," from Joshua 1:9 says, "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
So....with the Memorial Day and 4th of July holidays fast approaching, instead of wearing that regular "Old Navy" tee, maybe consider wearing a red, white & blue of a different nature....one that promotes what we all need: Healing & Courage.
His blood & His strength sustain!