I finished a book yesterday and tears started streaming down my face. The book was good and I would recommend it, but I could tell it was deeper than just the content of the book that had me reeling.
You can read the first chapter of the book and read my review here. The book titled Desert Fire by Shannon Van Roekel is a fictional story of a journalist in Sudan. The intensity of the writing and the circumstances in the book grabbed me until I got to the very last page.
I was in tears thinking about the tragedy that is happening in so many countries all over the world that do not have the freedoms we have here in America when it comes to our faith. The last pages of the book left me at peace with the ending. And the book itself didn't have me in tears while I was reading all the tragedy. . .so why was I such a mess?!
I think that God was giving me a little wake-up call. I am still trying to sort it all out. I will share more with you on it later. For today I leave you with this verse.
"...for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever." 1 Chronicles 28:9
I am examining my motives and my heart today.