I have attempted to start a new blog post a bunch of times over these past two weeks only to come up empty. There's so much to blog about but for some reason my mind goes totally blank when I try to write anything of substance.
Which, if you've read this blog for any period of time, that last sentence probably sounded like a joke because we all know I rarely post anything of substance here.
My mind has been occupied with some heavy stuff. You see, my sister in law--Bill's "baby" sister-- was in a serious car accident. We are so grateful Jenny's alive, but she has a long recovery ahead of her.
So many times over the last two weeks I've had a heavy heart. When I think of my faith and remember that God is in charge I literally feel the burden taken off of my shoulders.
I feel a little funny saying that....obviously my burden doesn't quite compare to what Jenny's parents, siblings, and even closest friends are feeling. Most of my burden just comes from concern about all of them. It can be so easy to let yourself be overwhelmed with worry.
Then last week at mass, the gospel was a familiar one. Matthew 11:28
"Come to me all you who labor and are burdened and I will give you rest."
Sounds good, doesn't it? It does if we remember the most important part of that verse.
"Come to me."
Because God always hears those who seek him.
So far I've witnessed blessings come out of Jenny's accident.....a family holding each other up, a relationship healed, more hugs as we walk out the door. And that is just the stuff we can see. Imagine all of the hidden work God is doing that we don't know about.
I know some of my blog readers are big time prayer warriors. If you could spare some prayers for Jenny and our family we would be so very grateful.