Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? -Mark 8:36

I'm not sure how to put into words the last week. This morning the hubby insisted I should take the kids somewhere fun.  We headed to a bounce house.  

I see a bunch of moms and a few grandmas and one dad.  Moms dressed in their Gap and Banana Republic jeans watching their kids jump on inflatables that I'm sure cost more than some houses in our city.  

This week I've traveled through pictures to places I would not dare to drive through in the middle of the night.  I've learned about weapons I had no idea existed and felt my breathing catch as I listened to transcripts of text messages.  

I've prayed hundreds of silent prayers , prayers sometimes only the Holy Spirit could utter for me.  

The judges bench reading the words "In God We Trust."  Although we have strayed so far, yet it gives my wandering mind peace....amidst the broken shattered glass, amidst the torn ligaments and pieces of bone, amidst the array of faces mired in memory.

Justice is a temporary thing that must at last come to an end; but the conscience is eternal and will never die.
-Martin Luther


Oh, Julia, what a powerful post! I can't imagine what you've been going through...I can't imagine what it must be like to be on the jury for a horrendous case. I don't know how I'll react if and when I have to do jury duty.

Your post sounds so much like poetry, reminding us of hope and something lasting amidst the darkness of this world. Thank you!


@ Amber,
Thanks. Yes, it has been a rough week to be sure, but I can't imagine how rough it must have been for the families of both parties.

What an encouraging post. It must be awful having to listen to the details of such a horrible crime in the court room. I would hate to have to do that. God bless you through it!

@ Kate, I'm so glad you were able to be encouraged. Thanks for your thoughts. It was rough, but I know God had a reason for putting me there...even though I may not fully understand it yet.

Julia M. Reffner

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Christ-loving bookworm & homeschool mom of 2 stealing the rare quiet moments to pursue that all elusive writing dream. I also write book reviews for Title Trakk and The Historical Novel Society.


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