Far from Love the Heavenly Father Leads the Chosen Child, Oftener through Realm of Briar Than the Meadow mild.
I know folks being dragged through the realm of briar right now. They are dealing with life-threatening disease, disintegration of relationships, significant mental health challenges or the results of random tragedy. The cruelty of so much earthly suffering cannot be easily explained nor dismissed. It feels “far from love” to be chosen to walk through a place that rips and tears away at one’s very flesh and spirit. Yet many of us are chosen to experience such trials rather than allowed to live life in the mild meadow.
The only consolation is that we are not alone on this path of pain. The Chosen Child, sent to walk alongside us through the realm of briar, bleeds with us, bleeds because of us, bleeds for us, bleeds when we have nothing left, ultimately bleeds so we no longer have to.
To be everlastingly filled, we must first be emptied.
To find our forever home, we must admit we have lost our way and need rescue.
Accompanied through the realm of briar, we suffer wounds that only Love can heal.