Plants bloom at different times. If every plant bloomed at the same time, we'd never be able to constantly enjoy the beauty of flowers. So, too, our lives bloom at different times, and I think in His infinite plan of love, God designs it that way so we can always have moments of joy, even in the midst of tragedy.
Ok, Stingl, Johnson, Pabst, and people who think making a condom portrait out of someone many people deeply respect is a great way to spark a civil conversation about AIDS, let's talk.
So, what are we supposed to have? A soft heart, open and vulnerable? A stiff heart, firm and steadfast?
Solomon is in the throws of sin, and the Lord meets him where he is physically, emotionally, and spiritually.