—Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest (9 February, "Are You Exhausted Spiritually?")
Ironic that this encouragement would come in a peaceful time, when I feel more rested and energetic. Good to remember that in war, the peaceful moments are times of waiting and preparation, even as they are also to be savored.
Also good to know there are explanations, definitions, languages, purpose for my experiences, for who I am. Not that this has been in doubt; that's no small grace. I'm surprised only by what I've overlooked, but knowing my penchant for digging in, the very fact that I've missed these pieces until now is unlikely to be accidental. Some gifts were meant to be given rather than simply discovered. I am thankful, alongside a myriad of other feelings.
No Community Group tonight, as we are having a potluck at the boys' place in Wallingford this Saturday (bubble window!). It's easier for me to relax when I know there'll be a stretch of time in which to do so. Four uncommitted nights in a row (Saturday through tonight) is almost unprecedented. No wonder I've felt so rested.
Wow. So much.
But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.