POMOCO Stadium Sunset | Photo by Jesse Hutcheson, CNU OCPR
Sunset over POMOCO Stadium at Christopher Newport University during a game between the Captains of CNU and the Tigers of Hampden-Sydney College on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The Captains beat the Tigers 17-7 in front of a record crowd of 6,675.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God’s purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls—
“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.
I know you’re asleep, but I’m sorry I took my anger out on you. I am hurting and I have no emotional filter and all of my anger got redirected at you through my constant ignorance to your kind words. I know that you are hurting too, and I’ve been selfish in crying to you when truly we should be crying together. I want to take a brief moment to thank you because since you have been in my life you have not only helped me grow closer to god, but you’ve allowed me to build my relationship around god. We don’t go to church every Sunday. We don’t pray before every meal, but that’s ok. Despite all of that we still are a Christ centered relationship which is all I have ever wanted, and I’m so thankful to have that. Unfortunately, god has a plan for us and we don’t know what it is and we never expected this.
I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart.
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.
I love you Jacob. I found comfort in these words of god, I thought I may share them with you so that they might comfort you. I know we are a long way from healing, but at least these words can provide some security for us.