Tuesday, January 1, 2008

It's Over

The Christmas season is done. As of today, it's over.
My neighbours didn't turn on their lights tonight, and the inflatables have been deflated.

Also, as of today, my 2 month "compassion leave" is over too.

I'm going back to work tomorrow.


Why don't I feel ready?

I hope I'm tired enough to fall asleep at midnight. I haven't been to bed before 4 am for the past few weeks.

Of course, I'll be working for less than 2 weeks, and then I'm off to Puerto Vallarta...


2008 is going to be a very good year.

From Grace for the Moment by Max Lucado - today's devotional:

I can talk to God because God listens. My voice matters in heaven. He takes me seriously. When I enter His presence, He turns to hear my voice. There is no need to fear that I will be ignored. Even if I stammer or stumble, even if what I have to say impresses no one, it impresses God and He listens.

He listens to the painful plea of the elderly in the rest home. He listens to the gruff confession of the death-row inmate. When the alcoholic begs for mercy, when the spouse seeks guidance, when the buinessman steps off the street into the chapel, God listens.

When the worried mom begs for wisdom, when the hurting wife cries for relief, when the stressed out student prays for calmness, when the scared woman asks for courage, when the ailing man pleads for healing, He turns His head and listens. Posted by Picasa
God listens.


Anonymous said...

I needed to hear that message about prayer and God hearing. Thanks!
Good luck on the walking resolution. I think through (or talk through, if I have a partner) a lot of issues on my walks. ~Lois

raych said...

Huh. I read that Max Lucado devotional bit, and thought 'How rude of me, then, to glance at my Bible sitting there by the bed, and think, no, I have other things I'd rather do. If He takes me so seriously, why can't I do the same for Him?