Thursday, April 10, 2014

Theme Thursday and #HolyLens: Chosen


Today's Theme Thursday is also today's #HolyLens, so I'm killing two birds with one stone (in the most non-violent, bird-loving way possible, of course, because you can't really kill birds...and if you do, you certainly can't just announce it in public like it's no big deal, like, "Hey, I just killed two birds! With one stone!").

Totally not okay.

Anyway, I'm staring at a sinkful of dirty dishes today and piles of laundry that should have already been washed and toys everywhere and floor desperately in need of vacuuming again. I'm snapping at my kids, who (in my defense) are being really testy and challenging today. I'm dreading Sam's violin lesson this evening, because I have no idea what he's going to do when we get there. Will he sit in the hall and refuse to go in? Will he be totally fine and just smile and act like he's having the time of his life? They're equally possible. Only time will tell.

In the middle of all of this, I keep's my vocation to serve these people before me, these little Christs in front of me. They need things and care and love and tending, and I'm the one to do it.

Today, meeting all the needs feels like an impossible task. I'm marveling at how someone who currently feels this overwhelmed could be chosen to be the parent to another little person-in-progress. He's the only one so far that I haven't let down. Right now, his needs are simple, and he's perfectly content. It's only a matter of time until I can't meet all of his needs so easily, either.

Why is it so hard sometimes to trust that there will be enough to go around, even if there isn't enough of me to do it all? 

He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.   
                               2 Corinthians 12:9

I'd love your prayers for strength and for peace on this beautiful day...despite the sunny spring weather, I'm a little tempest-tossed.