It's One of Those Days
It’s another one of those days where I am not at all sure what to write. A couple of things have been put to page only to be trashed for I realized they were best kept to the pages of my journal (at least for the time being, if not permanently). Plus, I’m keeping a closer-than-usual eye on the clock, knowing I need to give myself time to get ready for work, which nowadays involves making time to read and journal. I’ve had a few days now where I haven’t got that in and I feel slightly off-kilter as I go about the rest of the day’s tasks.
And I was about to (basically) end things with the above paragraph. Actually, I still am – more or less. But I do want to share this: I had my iPod on ‘shuffle’ yesterday as I was driving to work, and Matt Maher’s song “Alive Again” made it’s way to the front of queue. I was reminded as I listened (and okay, sang along) I don’t always get things “right” in this Christian walk. I forget to extend mercy and grace to others (and to myself). But even in the midst of all that, I’m still being asked to come to the Father. There is room. There is help. There is forgiveness. There is the nail-scarred hand of the Son extending limitless mercy and grace. There is the Spirit, helping me to change on the inside so the outside changes, too.
There is – always – hope as long as we’re alive and aware.