great expectations

9 January, 2004

“We were built to count, as water is made to run downhill. We are placed in a specific context to count in ways no one else does. That is our destiny.
Our hunger for significance is a signal of who we are and why we are here, and it also is the basis of humanity’s enduring response to Jesus. For he always takes individual human beings as seriously as their shredded dignity demands, and he has the resources to carry through with his high estimate of them.”

I still find it quite astounding how much my life has changed over the last 12 years. I remember very cleary what it felt like to believe I was completely and utterly worthless, yet crying out (both internally and externally) to be noticed. I also remember the first time I realised that my God had always known of me and the first time I realised just how much He loves me.
Amazing Grace!

I truly desire to live up to “His high estimate” of me, in fact, His love compels me… how wonderful!!

optimism

8 January, 2004
2004 Not sure how it happened, but it’s here and I suppose I have to face it. That sounded ominous. Didn’t mean it to really. I’m just in one of those moods, you know, when you look back and realise how fast the years have flown. Strange.

“Seems like only yesterday…” when I was in grade four and imagining what the year 2000 would be like.

I was wrong. It’s not quite as technologically advanced as I thought it might be, and there’s still hunger and wars.

Funny how optimistic we are as kids…