“Sometimes the church tells me that I should not be sad, because Jesus is enough. My longings tell me that though Jesus may be enough, I do not always see Jesus clearly, feel him near. Jesus may be enough, but I do not yet have enough Jesus.
“We do not walk with God quite as we did in Eden. Not yet. We need to listen to our longings. They speak truth to us.”
Amber C Haines is the author of Wild in the Hollow, and one of the best poets out there. I’m thrilled to be at her place today, writing on some of the themes that emerge from her book – our longings, and how they speak to us of Eden. Won’t you join me there?
(Also – a fair warning – after weeks of it being quiet around here, this week is going to be super-busy! And then it will calm down again.)