Friday, April 19, 2013

Ask Elnora--How do you mend a broken heart? Lenora Worth

What a week. I'm beginning to dread my birthday each year. So many mass tragedies have happened over the years during this week in April. It's supposed to be spring. It's supposed to be a time of rebirth and rejoicing. But even as the flowers bloom and the rain pours, evil tries to fill our world with darkness and fear.

But we do not have a spirit filled with fear. We have a spirit filled with love. Christ died for that love.  We live because of that love. Each time something horrible happens, we prove over and over that love never fails. Our hearts may be broken, but God's love mends all broken hearts. God's love shields us with an armor of hope and His strength gives us the strength to carry on.

In Boston, heroes ran toward the smoke. That is love. In Texas, a man and woman rush into a damaged nursing home to help the elderly. That is love.  Teachers protect little children. Fathers shield tiny daughters. Mothers hold their babies close. That is love. This country, with all the politics and the parties, with all the demanding discussions and angry rhetoric and all the spins and the bluster and the speeches and the confusion--this country, no matter, always rushes toward the smoke. That is love.

What a week. As Jimmy Buffet would say "Just one more candle and a trip around the sun."
Each sunrise brings a new day. And each sunset brings us a sense of peace. If we run toward love, evil can never win. If we run toward love, there will always be a light in the darkness.



16 comments:

Sandra Orchard said...

Nicely said, Lenora. And Happy Birthday!

Pamela Tracy said...

I agree. Well done :)

Pamela

Vince said...

The Waste Land
T. S. Eliot


APRIL is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.
Winter kept us warm, covering
Earth in forgetful snow, feeding
A little life with dried tubers.

Lenora said...

Vince, that is one of my favorite poems. I've been quoting that all week. I had a nice birthday with Big Daddy. It was good to take a day to de-stress. But there is a lot of pain in the world right now. Love, however, outshines that pain.

Merrillee said...

Lenora, thanks for a thoughtful post.

Debby Giusti said...

Happy Birthday, Lenora!

Praying for all those injured in the recent tragedies. May the Lord bring His light to the darkness of their pain and loss.

Christine Johnson said...

Amen! We must rest on the Lord and not let fear overcome love!

Happy birthday, Lenora!

Lenora said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes. We have to keep the prayers without ceasing as the news reports the sad situation in Boston..

CatMom said...

Excellent post, Lenora--thank you for sharing this. ~ Even though I wished you a Happy Birthday on Facebook, I'll say again HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope it was wonderful!
Blessings, Patti Jo

Lenora said...

Thank you, Patti Joe. I have to confess, I had a big piece of cheesecake!

Terri Reed said...

Well said Lenora!

Lenora said...

Thanks, Terri.

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Danyelle said...

Thanks Lenora, I truly enjoyed your post and I am a firm believer that LOVE covers all and conquers all! Be Blessed!

Danyelle said...
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Lenora said...

Thanks, Danyelle!