Monday, October 29, 2012

The Great Exchange

  When we lay down our heads on our pillows at night I may not feel like I’ve changed the world or made huge accomplishments, but Lord flood my heart with peace in knowing… we HAVE changed the world simply by our love. Whether tough or tender love ALWAYS counts. A man yesterday came up to me after church and gave me a check for the pillow pet project. He told me that you gave him something for me. He leaned over and showed me what he had written on the memo of the check, “Landon’s Legacy of Love.” I didn’t think much of it at the time, but when I told Ryan he said, “maybe that is what our new website should be called?” Since then I’ve thought about it a lot. Yes Lord, that is what we want our life to be… a legacy of love. It all started with that tiny 6 month old that’s sound asleep on the other side of the wall I’m sitting by. That small, brave child who, just yesterday, had an entire congregation in tears, I am so amazed Lord. I am so amazed how You have used our child, even as young as he is, even with him never leaving the confinement of this apartment, you have used Him to immensely touch and inspire others. I am blown away and the only words I can find are the small words that this English language I speak uses to express gratitude, but I know you deserve so much more… so take my heart Lord. I know that is what You are always after anyway. Words are nice, but only if they're inscribed on a heart that lays in outstretched hands. Here I am Lord. Have me. Wreck me for Your purposes. Break this heart and sew it back together with Your thread of passion, each time giving me a little more of Your heart Lord. Because you see… we are both after the same thing… You want my heart and Abba, Oh Abba, all I want is YOURS.

1 comment:

Daniel and Rachel said...

Beautiful. I love the name. :)