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Rest in the moment

Something good to remember in the trial inconvenience of facing a move from my home:
If none of God's saints were poor and tried, we should not know half so well the consolations of divine grace. When we find the wanderer who has not where to lay his head, who yet can say, "Still will I trust in thee," or, when we see the pauper starving on bread and water, who still glories in Jesus; when we see the bereaved widow overwhelmed in affliction, and yet having faith in Christ, oh! what honour it reflects on the gospel. God's grace is illustrated and magnified in the poverty and trials of believers. Saints bear up under every discouragement, believing that all things work together for their good, and that out of apparent evils a real blessing shall ultimately spring—that their God will either work a deliverance for them speedily, or most assuredly support them in the trouble, as long as He is pleased to keep them in it. This patience of the saints proves the power of divine grace.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening (5 March, Morning:"Grace for Trials")
Great dinner and time with Nate and Heather last night. Afraid that didn't leave me the margin to go to the Tennis Pro show afterward—sorry, __sidekick and thewordcop! Yet another time I wish I could be everywhere and do everything at once.

Today there's nowhere to be and little to do, which feels most incredible. Hoping to enjoy rather than sit and stew; so far so good. When I'm tired of being out, I have Shrek 2, Hero, and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace waiting on DVD, as well as a well-stocked TiVo.

The cool breeze smells amazing and fresh. This is a good day.

Comments

It's cool...next time, okay?
love/alina
Yeah, that's a great teaching. Learning obedience sucks and I often don't see the point of what God does in my life but sometimes I sorta suspect that like Job, the point is just plain obedience and acceptance in the face of the incomprehensible. I think it might just rub Satan's nose in it a little bit to see what humans will endure simply for their trust in and love of God.