Friday, February 26, 2010


This morning, I ran around the house with little patience for the things getting in my way as I tried to cross a handful of things off of my to-do list before we left for the day.  I stressed that my hair was a mess, there were dishes to be done, and that we ended up leaving ten minutes later than we had planned.

And then I got a horrible phone call from a sweet friend delivering news that left me feeling sick and shaking for hours.

Taken from this place at such a young age.

And suddenly, everything that had mattered so much mere minutes earlier seemed so insignificant and so silly.  I felt humbled that I had those things to worry about when I discovered that a good friend of our's spent his morning dealing with detectives after he had been the one to discover his own brother's dead body.

I cried silent tears as I was given a brief rundown of the day's events, and I was immediately sorry that I had chosen such petty things to get worked up over. 

And that isn't just today. 

I realize so often (and so sadly this comes lots of times after bad news) that I have so much to live for-that it's such a waste of time to stress about things that ultimately do not matter.  I am grateful for all that I have in my life, and I usually put all of these blessings to the forefront of my mind, but there are too many times that I let insignificant things matter.

Today was a wake up call for me, in more ways than one.  I am mourning for good friends and their families, I am regretful of some of my thoughts on trivial things, and most of all I am thankful for all that I have. 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.
Psalm 46:1-2

1 comment:

leanne said...

Thank you for being there for all the phone calls, the groceries, and reminding me of certain scriptures. God is our refuge and strength and I pray that this will draw all of us closer to Him.

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