Good Morning, God!
Some reflections on the Sabbath Day of yesterday: first “NOT WORKING” does not necessarily mean RESTING.
My day was filled with GOOD THINGS — but they were just a bit TOO CLOSE TOGETHER. Like this photo snapped from the car as Kit drove us home — things were IN MOTION.
Lovely chunks of time: Time with Kit, Time at Church, Time with an old friend at a Nursing home, Brunch at home, Time with my Mom, and Time with friends at a birthday celebration.
That was my Day. All Wonderful. But, too close together. No napping. No drifting. No slow.
Now as for Today, God? Today I am going to Work. And I am going to work HARD on stuff that NEEDS to be done — and done soon! There is already a sense of FOCUS.
BUT I am not going to rush. And I am not going OUT. As I told my mom, yesterday, “Monday, I have No Time for FUN — no visit and no games — and I will miss you. But Kit will visit.”
What I will have today, God, is Time At Home. Time to Work. Time to clean up and tidy and even nap? Maybe even time to Sit in Centering Prayer and do a little Holy Drifting?
But the next thing coming up this morning,God, is a Walk-and-Talk and then a RUN. Hmmm. The idea is creeping up on me that the Exercise of Stopping Work on the Sabbath helps me FIND one more of the many Control Dials for my Life.
Trusting You, God, surely has many UNEXPECTED gifts! Thank YOU!