Bleeding Hearts

I rejoice to tell you that my bleeding-heart flower made it through another winter. Mine is a brilliant pink, but other varieties include white, ivory, and even a green one. The flower forms several heart shapes on a long stem. You can amuse your children by turning one upside down and gently parting the petals to expose ‘a lady in the bath’

Did God form these flowers to comfort those of us who suffer the name of bleeding heart? Everyone gets their heart broken on occasion. And yet we recover because God is faithful. He treasures us and he heals out hurt when we let him. 

Christ suffered everything that came his way so you would know that it could be done, and also know how to do it, step-by-step. He never did one thing wrong, Not once saying anything amiss. They called him every name in the book and he said nothing back. He suffered in silence, content to let God set things right. He used his servant body to carry our sins to the Cross so we could be rid of sin, free to live the right way. His wounds became your healing. You were lost sheep with no idea who you were or where you were going. Now you’re named and kept for good by the Shepherd of your souls. (1 Peter 2:21-25, MSG)

God told Moses, “I’m in charge of mercy. I’m in charge of compassion.” Compassion doesn’t originate in our bleeding hearts or moral sweat but in God’s mercy. (Romans 9:14-15, MSG)

Let healing descend on you today.

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