The Orphan in Me


The Orphan in Me

40 Gifts of Lent | Gift 16
Reflections on John 10 – 14

“I will not leave you orphaned. I’m coming back.” John 14:18

There are moments and days when I begin to think, feel, and live as an orphan…as though I don’t have a Heavenly Father that loves me deeply and is involved in every detail of my life. I’m impatient, grumpy, defensive and selfish. “I wish there were shortcuts to wisdom and self-knowledge: cuter abysses or three-day spa wilderness experiences. Sadly, it doesn’t work out that way.”  [1] I repent, I smell as a dirty orphan this morning.  I wish there was a quick fix or pressing the “easy button” would snap me out of this. “There is no such shortcut, only a repentant faith, which is better by far.” [2]

[1] Ann Lamont, Stitches | [2] Scotty Smith, Everyday Prayers


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