When love broke through

I grew up believing in God. From being a small child until today, I’ve never not believed. I knew who Jesus was, I knew he died for me, I knew that his love was unconditional. I was 12 when I was baptized.  My favourite music has always been Christian music. I’ve never been afraid to talk about my faith. I’ve made a TON of mistakes….every day I feel like I have done something wrong, lol….but I just keep trying to keep my life and heart and faith on the right track.

But as crazy as it sounds….I wish I had that moment that other people have. The moment where you realize the awesomeness that is Jesus and everything he did for us.
One day I was baking cookies and a song came on the tv….
When love broke thru
You found me in the darkness
Wanderin’ thru the desert
I was a hopeless fool
Now I’m hopelessly devoted
My chains are broken
And it all began with You
When love broke thru
And it all began with You
When love broke thru
(Toby Mac….Love Broke Thru)
I had to stop and see who sang this song….and just listen to it. The words made me want a story to tell….the story of the day Jesus broke through. The moment when Jesus took all the baggage away and just gave me him. But I didn’t have a story….or did I???
It took listening to the song a few times. It took reading the words. It took a lot of thinking and searching…..maybe I didn’t have a BIG moment. Instead I have a lifetime of moments.
Jesus was holding my hand the day I drove home from the wake of my old boyfriend who committed suicide….I drove home in a fog of tears with the sun setting on one side of the road and a lightening storm on the other….the weather a full on reflection of every emotion I was feeling but I knew Jesus was right there with me, his love breaking through.
The day I found out I was pregnant….the day I was blessed with the most precious gift Jesus could give me. The day he was born and Jesus trusted me with this amazing gift. The day I realized that gift would most likely be the only one that shared my DNA. Every step of the way….Jesus’s love has broke through.
The day I met my husband….the first time he kissed me….our first date….buying our first home….our wedding day. All of those moments were there because Jesus loved me….because the path I was on was leading me away from his love…he broke through and brought me closer.
So many moments….big and small….when I look on them, I realize that I might not have had a big wake up call. Instead I’ve spent every day of my life knowing him and knowing his love…..and when I needed him the most, Jesus was right there by my side….and that’s so much better then a big moment:)
Joshua 1:9 – Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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