There's been lots of happy news in this corner of the world; the excitement and hope of a new relationship in my friend group and another friend getting married tonight. I feel a little removed from it all, though. I know, behind the joy and celebration, there's an aching side, a group of people with unfulfilled hopes and disappointed dreams, one that stays quiet to preserve the joy, unbroken, but in the silence, oh you hear their hearts breaking.
Tonight, I feel close to the broken-hearted and while rejoicing, I feel the pain. Yet hope is here. A hope alive only because of the aliveness of the One we hope in.