When you don’t have much to offer

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I ran along the garden path, wishing I’d brought my camera. The grasses bowed, shimmered, almost glowed in the early morning light.

I moved slowly, my run half walk, each step dragging the weight of my heart. There are times it’s tempting to pull the covers over your head and skip the day.

I stopped to stretch and a tear slipped from my eye. I gave it to Jesus. It was all I had to give.

As I walked back past the grasses, almost other-worldly in their silvery shimmer, I sensed His nudge. “Look closer.”

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Sometimes you have strength to give, and sometimes willing weakness. And when your threadbare weakness has worn right through and all you have left is emptiness and tears, just bring Him those. But be warned: you might have to go for your camera. It’s nothing for this one who spoke the Milky Way out of empty space to string worlds of beauty from tears bent to his light.

5 thoughts on “When you don’t have much to offer

  1. “And when your threadbare weakness has worn right through and all you have left is emptiness and tears, just bring Him those. ”
    It’s uncanny how your words echo my own journey day by day, bringing me not only encouragement but the great gift of empathy.

  2. Carolyn:

    This is a very heart moving post. It is one of my favourites that you have written. It’s so special to view through the lens on insights from the Lord as gifts He sets before us every day.
    The Lord bless you and keep you!

    Ruth McClure

  3. Here is another mum deeply grateful for the post. These are the ‘edges of His ways’ and yet they make me almost burst with the glimpses of His greatness.

    What will it be like to see Him face to face.

  4. So sorry about your discouragement, Love, but so glad God met you in the midst of it and turned the tears to pearls! And so glad you went back for your camera to share these very special moments with us! Thanks once again for your courage to be honest and to keep trusting. Always your fan! XO, Mom

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