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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lost Monday…


He Treats Me to a Feast; Notes from my Abundant Life

Lost Monday…

 

 “Come, let us return to the LORD.
He has torn us to pieces but He will heal us;
He has injured us but He will bind up our wounds.
 After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will restore us,
  that we may live in His presence.  Let us acknowledge the LORD;
   let us press on to acknowledge Him.
As surely as the sun rises,  He will appear;
He will come to us like the winter rains,
   like the spring rains that water the earth.”

~Hosea 6

Everything that slows us down and forces patience,

everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help...
~May Sarton

 

I just outlasted my most recent migraine.  This is no bid for sympathy; it is what it is, I manage, and in the scheme of things, headaches are minor.  I did, in the course of surviving this headache, however, lose a day.  I lost Monday. 

Now for some, the loss of a day, particularly a Monday, might not seem such a bad thing.  Mondays get a bad rap. It wasn’t Monday that caused my migraine, and I make no particular connection between the two, except that one occurred on the other.  Despite it all, I am thankful for God’s unending Grace, and the assurance during my suffering, the of the following:

·         My headache would not last forever,
·         Should my headache linger, I would learn to manage,
·         Never do I suffer alone; I will be restored; He abides with me.

My headache is gone, and for restoration and healing, I overflow with gratitude.  Forced to be still, I contemplate and take action upon things I ordinarily do not make time for…mopping the bathroom floor (I was down there after all), disinfecting the toilet (if you’ve got to be smelling it, it might as well be hospital fresh), putting saltines on the grocery list. Forced to be still…

Even in the midst of a headache, there is a call for restoration.  “Come, let us return to the Lord.”  Are you always where you should be in relation to Him? Have you ever found yourself, under really unusual circumstances, considering your relationship to God?

I didn’t lose a day; I spent it, albeit unplanned, being still.  It’s all about perspective.  I gave the day over to quietness, forced to be still, even though it wasn’t my idea.  Can it be that there is worship found in a migraine?

If that is so, I have yet another cause for praise, for I am consecrated to worship in the midst of my pain.  For “as surely as the sun rises, He will appear.” And so, even in times of suffering and pain, I live an abundant life.  Further evidence that God is good.

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