Thursday, February 18, 2010

Love Wash Over a Multitude of Things

The word reconciliation has always left a funny taste in my mouth when I have said it.  Most likely  because I never really believed it would be possible unless I sacrificed my beliefs, my standards, myself.  Where does grace begin and boundaries end?  How much does one avoid being a doormat and how much does one apply, "as far as it depends on you live at peace..."?  It isn't that I haven't prayed and hoped for peace in my family; I just didn't think it would happen.  Oh me of little faith.

Reconciliation has not been a one time event; it has been a process, a journey.  The bittersweet thing is I think the first leg of the journey began with my miscarriage.  The next step came with my dealing with that grief.  Then came my next pregnancy.  A bridge was crossed when Buddy was born so early, and my family rushed down to be with us during that time.  As a new life came into all of our lives, it was as if we each all realized the need for a fresh start of our own.  Apologies were made, forgiveness was given, grace abounded.

This week at home a conversation I thought that would never happen took place.  I came to the meeting with an open-mind, but a guarded heart.  I thought I knew what would be said, but the words came that I never thought I would hear.  And the healing continues.

When It Was Over - By Sara Groves

"When it was over and they could talk about it
She said there's just one thing I have got to know
What in that moment when you were running so hard and fast
Made you stop and turn for home
He said I always knew you loved me even though I'd broken your heart
I always knew there'd be a place for me to make a brand new start

Oh love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Make us whole

When it was over and they could talk about it
They were sitting on the couch
She said what on earth made you stay here
When you finally figured out what I was all about
He said I always knew you'd do the right thing
Even though it might take some time
She said, Yeah, I felt that and that's probably what saved my life

Oh love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Love wash over a multitude of things
Make us whole

There is a love that never fails
There is a healing that always prevails
There is a hope that whispers a vow
A promise to stay while we're working it out
So come with your love and wash over us"

2 comments:

  1. Yes, reconciliation is not easy. Glad that you were able to do it. The grace that God gives us is amazing.

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  2. The miracle of grace will always amaze me. Praying you continue to experience this "wholeness" as you walk on in your journey.

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