Whew. We made it.
Friday at last. It has SO not been a sunshine and daisies kind of week. Anyone else?
Hmmm, actually it’s kinda been a wearying year. I’ve been overwhelmed. Cause being a grown-up is just so easy all the time. Right.
There’s been plenty of wondering: “Is it worth it?” All the responsibility, the selflessness, the extra measures of grace poured out, the difficult situations (read-difficult people), and the don’t-know-what-to-pray-prayers…all these burdens and groaning for what?
Why do this?
Yeah, I ‘know the answer’. But I don’t always KNOW know the answer. You know? In summary: I’ve had occasion to lose perspective. Especially when it comes to ministry.
This week, at long last I got to see some abundantly-more-answers. Lord knows, they came at just the right time. Check this out–> The God we serve PURSUES us. He’s a shepherd that leaves a flock to scoop the wayward sheep up on his shoulder, the one who turns a house upside down looking for a lost coin, the Father who runs to the wayward child. Then, He throws a party. There’s rejoicing and happiness and celebrating. He saves me a spot at the table and serves up a big ‘ole plate of mercy. Mmm, hmm.
Yeah, I still have some questions, and battles that haven’t been won. But I’ve got my napkin tucked and I’m digging in. When the feast is over and I return to the field and I’ll do it with a fullness of joy.
How about you? Could you use a wallop of grace?
I hope you see some answers soon. If you’re due for a reminder, pull up a chair and join the party.