I was thinking about how easily my mind can wander off the path of what’s truly important. No wonder we read accounts in Scripture of those who came before us who all seemed to have some sort of attention deficit disorder.
I look at the account of the Israelites and their constant forgetfulness and think, how could they get so distracted and thrown off course. And then I think, that’s me too Lord.
I look at the account of the disciples falling asleep the night before their Savior was crucified and think…how could they fall asleep during a time like that. And then I think, that’s me too Lord.
My mother-in-law passed away last night. She was a beautiful woman who raised four beautiful boys. I love how God orchestrated the plans in my family’s life to move us to Georgia for such a time as this. I think that is one of the reasons I find myself able to rejoice during a time of sadness. Our Creator is certainly in the details. My husband has been able to be close by. He’s been able to say goodbye to his mom. What a blessing.
There is nothing quite like the death of a loved one to bring your eyes and your heart back to the path of what’s important in this life. This morning my Scripture reading brought me to Colossians 3.
“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.” v 1-4
“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” v14
This is what matters, Lord. Help me to not get distracted. Help me to not forget. Help me to stay awake. Help me to remember this.