Posted by: JulieAloha | April 8, 2017

365 Gratitude Project – Day 98: From Darkness…into Light

April 8, 2017

I’ve realized that many of my recent posts are related in theme – I’ve a need lately to see the new life of Spring around me; it’s been a hard, dark winter for me this year and I crave renewal. I’m grateful for the sun to reappear and cast a stronger presence each day, for its light and warmth and life-giving property and so for the rebirth of life around us at this time of year.

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday and I’m grateful for another Son to rise again next week; I’ve felt this Lenten season to be my own Easter, my time of reflection, repentance and quiet communication with my Savior. My heart is not yet healed, nor will it be for some time, and I have been tested lately as the name of the one I loved keeps coming up in casual conversation within my presence at work; I don’t think they mean to be cruel, but it is painful to hear his new girlfriend speak about their life together when I can no longer be a part of his life and find his absence so achingly hollow. I work 7 days a week, but this year I felt called to take next Easter Sunday off. I want, I need to attend services with my mom this year. I need to take communion and humble myself in His House and pray for my forgiveness and sing Alleluia with a chorus of other souls awaiting His Light.

from Psalm 51:
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.


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