Ezekiel 37

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ezekiel 37, again
by cheryl lawrie

you do not give up on the broken and the lost
you do not give up on the fractured or the shattered or the dying or the dead
you do not give up on the fearful or the hateful or the impossible
you do not give up when there is no heartbeat left or no heart at all
you do not give up you do not leave us for dead
thank god.

 

{via the refuge}

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What I Learned Today

Today I worked really hard.

Today nothing seemed to go right.

Today I felt alone.

Today I felt sick and struggled with a headache and a lack of energy.

I felt like giving up a million times.

Today I learned that He doesn’t give up.

He never lets go.

I’m glad it’s not just up to me ‘hanging on for dear life.’

Etsy print

Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?…No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the LOVE of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8

This song helped me get through today.

Metropol – Operation Heart Takes the Cover

I’m so excited that Metropol (Canterbury’s leading lifestyle magazine) has featured a beautiful photo of some of the work of Operation Heart on the cover of their March edition!

Even in the midst of great tragedy, humanity is drawn to HOPE.

“To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain.
To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.”

You can check out the Metropol magazine online at http://www.metropol.co.nz.