A friend and I walked through the woods on a crisp September day. In the midst of deep conversation about painful childhood wounds, we came upon this spider’s web, shimmering in the sunlight. I snapped a photo and we walked on.
I have thought a lot about that walk and that conversation and the
pain that can be forgiven and healed but not forgotten.
Deep places in the past that were dark and scary and poison to the very soul. I have talked to many women who have found themselves entangled in the same gnarly web of shame.
Oh, but when we allow the light to shine and God’s love to heal, when we choose forgiveness and grace…. There is a beauty that is revealed and the light dances and shines and makes lovely that which was unloveable. I am so thankful, today, that God redeems the darkness and from it creates a story that brings light to others.
Job 12:22 He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light.