~ the third draft entry contains an image:
Exhaustion is a dangerous thing, rocking earthly pedestals, unleashing our fragile humanity, crushing the unrealistic and worldly expectations others hold for us, decimating our own illusions of stability and control.
When my struggles reveal anger and weakness within me, when women and men around me are disappointed with my response or my silence, when healing seems impossible, can hope remain?
When a mentor and friend falls from a pedestal, will I stand idly watching, ruminating the impact on me?
Or, will I step closer, offer a measure of comfort, hope in Christ?
Here I Am Lord
Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send
as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?”
I said, “Here I am. Send me.”
Will my heart move from a cowardly I can't to a bold faith-infused How can I not? more