Don’t be afraid to continue down the broken road.
God will meet you there. ~ David Burchett
My feet stay where His footsteps lead;
I kept on His pathway and haven’t turned aside. ~Job 23 v 10
~~For those who have stumbled long over life’s broken road~~
Maybe your way has been long and arduous, full of sharp
stones and overhung by thorny briers.
Every now and then you have come to small refreshing
glades where green grass and summer flowers
restored your tired, worn out soul.
Sometimes, it has all seemed meaningless and harsh,
and yet as you reach out to the Heavenly Father,
your way becomes a path by which
you reach His storehouse of abundant treasures.
Of these, Jesus is the greatest.
He guides, leads and refreshes you along the way.
He stands at your destination with arms wide open
to embrace you in tender, compassionate love.
Because we live in a fallen world, each of us walks a broken
road. Yet, when we invite the resurrection life of Jesus into our
brokenness, it often becomes the genesis of our life’s ministry.
Australian parents, Ralph and Kathy Kelly’s road shattered twice.
Their son Thomas lost his life in a one punch attack, and four
years later, their son Stuart, after being severely bullied,
found life too difficult to live. These parents have found a way
to honour the lives of their two sons by starting the
‘Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation’ in memory of their son Thomas,
and ‘Stay Kind Day’ in memory of Stuart. When we think of such
unbearable loss, we don’t have answers, we don’t have words.
We trust the Heavenly Father, who has brought such profound meaning
out of the death of His own Son, to continue to bring meaning out of
the loss of these precious sons.
May we all ‘Stay Kind’ to each other, for everyone with whom we
come in contact, has walked a broken road,