I like spending time there, when I'm intentional about seeing it. I could easily get stuck in the right here. Right here appears ugly. It appears impossible. It appears unlovable. It appears unwanted. Right here is almost too hard. Right hear is sometimes disappointing and always exhausting. But right here is an illusion to what is Beyond. Beyond the right here, is love that the world can't understand. Beyond the calls from 561-8165, beyond the tantrums and the tears, Beyond the chaos is a hope and a future. Beyond what looks like the impossible is the belief that God is working all things for His glory. That He is going to heal the hurts and one day, Beyond the right now we'll laugh about struggles in the right here. Sometimes, we already do. Sometimes I see the life and the light in the smiles and the eyes of my family. I hear the joy. I get a glimpse of Beyond. But sometimes, I get stuck in the right here, in the gunk of the realities of our choices. But, Beyond - Beyond what y'all can see when you look in, is a beautiful tapestry of God weaving pasts and futures, hurt and healing, brown and white, young and old. And Beyond the right here is forever. Forever with my Savior, who already bore all this for me. I think I'll look Beyond today.
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Happy Friday y'all. Go Beyond.