Saturday, March 1, 2008

Thick skin, but a soft heart

I read that quote this week and little did I know how much I would have to live it...This week our church office was broken into and we had 2 projectors and a laptop stolen. The day after this happened I went to the office with my 2 boys and found the guy in there again trying to steal more stuff! (He somehow got in the door and locked it behind him) I have felt like 2 different people over the past 2 days...one side is VERY angry...wanting justice and then some! My boys were there!!!!The other side is broken for this guy who needs to find Jesus...I just go back and forth...IT IS A BATTLE WITHIN ME RIGHT NOW! My boys were with me!!!! (Did I mention that!?!?)

Here is the deal though...no matter what happens to me...no matter how hard it is at times...I can't stop loving and helping people...I have to keep my heart soft and be willing to help people...I confess that it is hard right now, but that is the road I'm working to walk down.

Today, I'm thankful that my boys are o.k.!

5 comments:

Hillrich said...

It is about time you start telling everyone else what is going on! Good to see pics. And sorry to hear about the persistent pillaging.

Dave

Karlito said...

Give this loss to God - And watch what he does with it. In the long run it will be well worth it.

Heather said...

Understand what it's like to be angry with someone who has wronged you and yet love them at the same time! God is still in control, even if we feel we aren't, eh?
Praying for the return of the lost items!!!

Pat K. said...

First time to blog, maybe that is not the correct responce, post a comment to a blog? Anyway, Ask yourself, what does God want me to learn from this? It is so difficult when we suffer the the wrongs of this world. God, proteced you and the boys! Praise God for that.

tim said...

Thanks for your encouragement everyone...