Birthing Spaces

 May 10, 2017

Easter – Season of New Life

Cracks appear in the foundation of my house. Instantly I want to fill them in, “take care” of them as quickly as possible. But something else tells me to investigate, to determine why and from where the cracks have come, to discover if they signal something more serious.

Not every crack needs to be filled. Some cracks permit “breathing” space through which new life seeps into me. They may be the opening someone needs to get through to me–the real me, not the one I hide with hedges and vines. Sometimes God heals me through these cracks.

Sometimes cracks signal new life. Behold a chick emerging from its shell.

What new life is waiting to burst forth from inside of you?

One who listened was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple goods from the town of Thyatira. She already reverenced God and the Lord opened her heart to accept what Paul was saying. After she and her household had been baptized, she extended us an invitation: “If you are convinced that I believe in the Lord, come and stay at my house.”   Acts 16:14-15


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