Feeling a little exposed this morning... I decided to share something of our personal journey in the last few years on today's LOVE:EASTER podcast from 24-7 Prayer. The passage we're looking at is John 11, the death and raising of Lazarus, and for me that story, that encounter, will forever be inextricably linked to our journey to pregnancy.
I don't like pain. If I could I would constantly avoid it. But... I can't deny, that through our small experience God has taught me so very much and been so very close. I may not have always appreciated that at the time, but looking back now, I don't think I would have traded that depth, that compassion for an easy life.
"The number 1 thing that shapes you... painful experiences." Rick Warren
"Jesus Wept" John 11:35
Far greater writers than I have wrestled with this topic so I won't go on much more. I'll only say this. I know this is true - pain is better with Jesus in it, than living under it's weight alone... A heavy start to easter week but I guess this is the dark before the light :) Looking forward to Easter Sunday.