Small Town Nebraska:A farmer that Brad helped harvest brought us some Shari’s Berries today as a thank you for helping. Um, I’m thinking, “Thank you for letting him help so you could bring me this deliciousness today. Could he help you again next year?”
These beauties AND some incredible dipped cheesecake.
What I’m Thinking:
Pandora played Oh Holy Night five times in a row this morning. All I kept wanting to shout was, “My weary world needs some rejoicing!” I’m tired and weary and wonder if all the things I’m weary over will ever get better. What if what I’m hoping will someday be easier and better doesn’t get better until eternity? This week, I didn’t have the faith to think that was ok.
Patience, Faith, Hope just flew out the window, and it wasn’t in my power to bring them back. My prayer was that God would give me the faith I needed, and He did. I needed Him to show up today, and He brought me chocolate covered strawberries, children smiling and laughing, and Brad folding clothes and wrapping presents. God reminded me that He gives grace for today, so don’t worry about tomorrow. I’m tired of having to refocus and plead for Him to show up everyday, but I’m so thankful that He does everyday. Isn’t that the beauty of Christmas? Jesus showing up in our world.
He said it best –
For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? 27 And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? 28 And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, 29 yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. 30 But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! 31 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
34 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
How are you handling your weary world?