Happy New Year! As we enter into 2021, may we look up to the One who loves, gives and takes away! No matter your situation, God is so very near, friends. Look up and lean into His promises.
Thank you for such a wonderful year of partnership! We simply cannot help others without you, our "heart force". We're so grateful for your intention to give, pray and sacrifice for the sake of others. Let's keep it up in 2021!
I've been challenged this year to let God's praise always be on my lips, no matter what the circumstance may be. On those tough days, I found it imperative to carve out time to reflect and find the good because it's always there. And often it's not hiding like some mystery, but smack dab in front of me. The food on my table, the shelter over my head, the people that fill my home and the simplicity of just being present in the moment.
In Ann Voscamp's book, "The Broken Way," she shares it's in our brokenness that leads us to Jesus. It's our brokenness that conveys God's glory. It's in our hardship that breaks open new possibilities. She says, "Maybe the (His) love gets in easier right where the heart's broken open." Brokenness can bring things we don't expect.
After a crazy year both in our nation and in our world, I hope you enter into 2021 with hope. Hope that all the broken and hard will be made right in Jesus. That you can bring it all to Him, lay it at His feet, and possibly muster words of thankfulness along the way.
"The seed breaks to give us the wheat. The soil breaks to give us the crop, the sky breaks to give us the rain, the wheat breaks to give us the bread. And the bread breaks to give us the feast. There was once even an alabaster jar that broke to give Him all the glory... Never be afraid of a broken thing. When we know Christ, we always know how things are going to go - always for our good and always for His glory." (-Ann)
Happy New Year, Daniel's Heart Community. You are deeply loved! We anticipate more breaking open of lives and hearts. More families to love. More beauty to be found in each story. More glory to give to the God who holds us.