to write that this is life.
Thinking that unannounced blog breaks are exactly what they should be.
Thinking about a little girl who now walks and runs and leaps. Who sees and speaks and sings. Who worships and rests eternally.
Thinking about how the glory of the Lord is revealed in the lives of those who embrace afflictions as the purposes of God. And do not kick against the goads, but seek His embrace of comfort back to themselves.
Thinking about how the purposes of the Lord are glorious in all ways and means and how His lovingkindness to persevere with us until we "get" that is incomparable.
And then, on the other hand,.....
Thinking much about the foibles and follies of persons who think too highly of themselves, and therefore, think themselves above reproach.
Thinking about persons who use their children as social secretaries rather than speak as an adult to other adults.
Thinking about the inclusiveness of some to the exclusiveness of others.
Thinking about the heart corruptions that destroy families and wreak havoc.
Thinking about the uncleanness of my own heart that made Isaiah cry, "Woe to me!" and I echo him.
Thinking about the cleansing coal that takes guilt away and atones for sin.
Thinking that after judgment restoration always comes.
And with that, back to the first hand,.....
Thinking that there is no circumstance or event or life interruption that God does not witness.
Thinking that my response versus reaction is still required to be biblical no matter the circumstance, event or interruption.
Thinking that C.S. Lewis had it more than right to say, "The great thing is, if one can, to stop regarding all the unpleasant things as interruptions in one's 'own' or 'real' life. The truth is, of course, that what one regards as interruptions are precisely one's life."