Many things are in abundance these days, but often it seems like wisdom is not one of them. 😉 In a world where opinions are tossed like confetti, and we’re one tap away from sharing a thought or snapshot of our lives instantly — how do we make sure we’re doing so in wisdom?
With the murder of George Floyd on May 25th and all the discussion that has since come about, I am reminded of the story of Hagar, the Egyptian servant of Sarah.
Twice, Hagar found herself alone in the wilderness. Twice, Hagar was looked down upon, mistreated, “dealt harshly with,” and cast away. Twice, Hagar’s life and the life of her son were on the line. Twice, Hagar was at the point of despair. And twice, God intervened, because He saw and heard her affliction:
I am so very grateful to be married to a strong Christian man. There are many reasons why, but here are six:
1 — Because my husband is quick to forgive me (and the Lord knows I need it). He follows Christ’s example in being “tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave [me]” (Eph. 4:32)
Better is a handful of quietness
than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.
— Ecclesiastes 4:6
At the beginning of this period of social isolation, my wise preacher husband said in a Facebook Live session that this time of solitude and, for some, rest from work, had the potential to be very beneficial to our spiritual lives — if we would let it. If we would choose to spend time in quietness with God.
Thank you, Lord,
for the piles of laundry.
You’ve given us more than enough clothes to wear.
Thank you, Lord,
for the sinkful of dirty dishes.
You’ve given us our daily bread and much, much more.