Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Boxing Day 2012 - Real Life

From @CSLewisDaily on twitter:

What one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life -- the life God is sending one day by day.
I have been rather prone to whinging about how busy I am, and how I can't get anything done becuase of all the interruptions and demands and bits and pieces that generally just get in the way.

Hang on a minute! All these "interruptions" are in fact just "Real Life"!
Now I come to think about it, there have been lots of moments of peace and quiet; I just haven't recognised them for what they were.
For example; all those nights when I have woken in the "wee small hours" and lain awake for a little while. Switching on the light and reading would be unkind and selfish. My husband needs his sleep too! So I try and lie still, and think, or plan, or "day dream", or even pray, without interruptions, without a timeclock running in my head.    
Then, sometime later, I wake up, and it is morning.
Let the timeclock start!
Let "Real Life" begin!
"Westward H-o-o-o-o!" (It's at this point that I tend to find myself singing "Three wheels on my wagon, and I'm still rolling along...." )  
Westward Ho!
If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8;31)

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