"Even today, it still stings to feel her loss. But I appreciate the sting because it reminds me that she is still in my heart."
---Rose commenting on this blog
This "sting" pricked my heart on this Church Day.
Our pastor mentioned Islam as being the fastest-growing religion in the United States, and immediately my heart stilled.
Pastor Marty then explained what Muslims believe about the Messiah--Al-Mahdi--and my interested was piqued.
The song following the sermon engaged my heart, and the words I'd sung many times took on new import:
Open the blind eyes; unlock the deaf ears; come to Your people as we draw near.
Hear us from heaven; touch our generation; we are Your people crying out in desperation.
More beauty from ashes.