And yet, I keep looking for things that a broken world can never produce. And I can’t stop trying to make “how it should be” out of “how it is”…instead of waiting for “how it will be.”
This is not how it should be means there’s a better way, a grand design, a chance for redemption. This is not how it should be means that injustice is heard and loss is counted.
This is not how it should be. And I am so glad.
*These lyrics are from a song on Steven Curtis Chapman’s newest album, “Beauty Will Rise,” which was produced in the midst of his deep grief after the loss of his daughter, Maria. Powerful, moving stuff. Check it out.