It has been one of those days where everything on my schedule got rearranged, deleted, and just plain backed up. Was it the weather? Was it that I planned too many things? Did God want to work on my patience? I’m trying to find that place of calm since I seem to need it to write. So here I am at the keyboard – oh, no, a phone call. Paused, answered, crisis averted – see, that is how the day has been going. Back to the place of calm. What do you do when frantically trying to paddle your little life boat and seem to be going nowhere? Jesus would get up early before he was deluged with requests and just listen for the Father’s voice, sometimes he would escape in a boat, and sometimes he would take a walk in the wilderness. Oh, for a nearby wilderness. We make ourselves so available and yet we crave times of quiet thought and the murky world of our daydreams. I should go there now but more “important” work beckons.
When I don’t write in the morning I feel like I’ve let you down a bit. I want something out there early but alas that can’t always happen when you are servant to the clock. Here is what I wish you – I wish you serenity and moments of quiet today. I wish you peace and a few noiseless moments of relaxation. I wish you a cold drink with an old friend. I wish you a walk in the rain or the sun. I wish you would have a good laugh and freedom from worry. As Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Let go of the grind and give into a great guffaw.