Life unfold all around us:
— birds return, and suddenly, the air is full of activity after a long and silent winter.
— trees form beds, but not before they let their sap run, giving us the maple syrup we enjoy all year.
— snow melts, at last, and boys dig out mud boots for an inaugural tromp through our property.
— bedroom and bath gets emptied of all belongings in preparation for a coat of paint.
— baby adds words to her vocabulary every day, and after 20 months of waking multiple times each night to nurse, suddenly sleeps like a big girl. (I miss her cuddled-up body.)
— family room gets cleaned from top to bottom, and rearranged, and I’m amazed by how much peace it brings.
— baked falafel and homemade pita are my new favorite.
— and so many other little things that make up our alternating simple and busy days.
But I’ll admit, my heart is a bit preoccupied in this season:
— blatant dismissal of our Constitution by NY’s governor.
— the same man’s attempt to “lead the country” in abortion expansion.
— a huge population of the Church showing confusion over what, exactly, marriage is (a picture of Christ and the Church, and nothing less.)
— a serial murderer who first got away with his crime for far too long, and now continues to get away with anonymity.
— people who are shameless about their agenda to take my children away. (Don’t stay silent.)
— 336 million murdered since 1971.
— and so much more.
This is the world which God so loved.
These are the sins for which Jesus died.
I need Him.
You need Him.
We need Him.
I love the Lord
Because He hears my prayers and answers them;
Because He bends down and listens.
I will pray as long as I live. Psalm 116