What a week. What a month. What a decade.
The theme of the past ten years of my life has been loss. Losing relationships, losing dreams, losing parents, losing friends, losing health. And this isn’t a sad post, because in every loss there has been great gain. Loss has hollowed out channels in my heart for grace to flood in with truth and leave in its wake new life.
Loss has forced me to hold up the people and the things I love with open hands and offer them to the Person I love most. Sometimes I have sacrificed them to Him with joy and peace, and sometimes its felt like they were torn from my clenched hands.