I was looking at my side things (here on my blog), at the scripture of the day, and it said this:
He will yet fill your mouth with laughing, and your lips with rejoicing. (Job 8:21)
I really needed that today. I feel like there are certain things (sometimes people) that are dragging me down, or pulling me back from God, rather. It's not a good feeling, and I know God has better for me. At small group last night, we were talking about a chapter about Heaven, and we went around the room and said what we were most looking forward to. I said just belonging. No more people telling me that I'm wrong, no more people telling me how disappointed they are in me. Just an utter sense of belonging, and being exactly where I should be, with Jesus. Sometimes I can't wait.
Pastor Paul said he imagines sometimes a big Italian wedding, where there's laughing and loving and lots of good food, and the guest of honor is Jesus, and nobody is worrying about anybody else. We're all just enjoying ourselves and happy to be there honoring Jesus. I kind of like that picture.