So, are you getting tired of me complaining about how busy I am these days? Well if you aren’t, I’m tired of hearing myself complain! This weekend was particularly crazy, 5 soccer games for The Inventor ( 4 were part of a tournament) and 4 baseball games for SportTman, plus NUMEROUS other commitments….my head was spinning! And I do have this “problem,” I hate to miss any of my kids events. People often say to me, just stay home from one of their games so you can get something done at home. But I keep telling myself, they will only be at this stage of life once, and I want to be there to support them. I can have clean floors, and a picked up family room in 5-7 years, but for now….let’s embrace their activities! And as much as I complain, I do LOVE being part of all they do! 🙂
So with all this chaos around my this weekend, I think that is why the church service on Sunday just spoke to my heart! The weird thing about it is, I am not sure what it is that ministered to me, the message was good, the worship inspiring. But I think it was the warmth, care, and kindness of God’s people that really ministered to my weary heart. Such a simple gesture, a friend putting their arm around me to say “how are you?” Friends gathering to pray for one another, being with God’s people and seeing them pour out their hearts to God, it was ALL such a refreshing break from the cares of this life.
Yes, God’s church is truly a refuge in the storm.
And as I was driving from church to a soccer game, I heard this song on the radio. And my heart just melted as I reflected on God’s power, care and love. Yes, it is good to be a part of the family of God!
There truly is a peace I have come to know…………..
Chris Tomlin – “I Will Rise”