Today wasn’t exactly what we had planned. There are so many things we want to do before we return to Michigan on the 12th! So waking up barely able to move or walk, with some of my highest pain levels, was a disappointment today. Pete is always uncomplaining, though, and does everything he can to help me, even as I am much less than gracious on these days and do more whining than anything else.
I’d like to say that I took the opportunity to spend the day in Bible study and prayer. But if I did say that, it would be a lie. Other than an hour or so of worship with my keyboard and my ukulele I spent the day working on my blog, mostly. Yesterday’s post about my birthday fun took many hours to put together, for example, and I still had to scour social media for the Wednesday Wags post; usually I save ’em as I see ’em, but I haven’t spent much time on social media at all during this trip, so I haven’t seen ’em!
Late in the afternoon I crashed, sleeping for nearly 4 hours. My body just felt beat. I’ve been doing and going SO much more here than I do at home, and eating things I usually wouldn’t eat. And of course there is lots of rain and humidity…
But still, when I look back on this trip, I probably won’t remember days like today. I will remember my excitement for my sister and brother-in-law in moving into their new home. I will remember the beautiful scenery in this part of Kentucky. I will remember how easy it was to get around in our little trailer, with no more than 10 steps to get anywhere, and usually much less. And mostly I will remember my days with my husband, as we do so many things together, and spend hours and hours on the road with each other exploring, and all of the new places and experiences we are sharing together. And I’m reminded of the things that are more important than the pain and immobility that has resulted in a couple of “down days” but which I likely won’t even consider when I think back to this trip and what it has all meant to me. And to us.
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We do have lots to be glad about and remember. This morning on the CARF net (Christian Amateur Radio Fellowship network) I was reminded of “there but by the grace of God go I” when one of the Ministers mentioned to pray for a husband, his wife and baby child who are in prison for converting Islamic people to Christianity. I cannot imagine what they are going through.
We are blessed of God in so many, many ways. I have to be grateful and always in prayer.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
The Bible promises that at some point it won’t be safe to be a Christian in this world. The good thing is that Christians welcome the opportunity to enter into our eternity with Jesus! In the meantime, though…we know what to expect, and have the opportunity to take our concerns to God in prayer.