Taking my medicine
There's an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth:
...A right time to cry and another to laugh,
A right time to lament and another to cheer...
Ecclesiastes 3 (the message)
So as my family drops one by one to the flu and I am doing anything but laughing...a humorous picture comes to mind that cheers me up. This week, while shopping at Walmart with Anna and the boys, I bought a Whoopi Cushion for the two of them to play with. Watching them jump on it, lay on it, and squeeze it in each others faces was some great comedy relief.
The thought accured to me, that If I get this much joy out of watching my two sons run around playing with a whoopi cushion, how easy is it for my heavenly Dad to find joy out of watching my life. Afterall, He did say that we are the apple of His eye.
I'm learning more and more that you can find God in the most mundane, common, and seemingly "unspiritual" areas of life. His Presence and joy are many times only a thought away. God really is closer than we think.
Next week (Mar 8) we'll be talking more about this as we look at the common question, "If God is always with us, than why is He so hard to find??". Be sure to come and check it out:)
So while my family takes their medicine to get over the flu, I decided to respond the the Holy Spirit's nudge and take some myself.
A cheerful disposition is good for your health;
gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.
Proverbs 17:22 (the message)