A New Morning in a New Week

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When our children were young, I had a frequent uncertainty: Just what should I be doing today? I still feel that way on some Saturdays and on Sunday afternoons. The rest of my week has a pretty set schedule most of the time. I write curriculum and take care of other responsibilities in Notgrass Company Monday through Friday unless some other responsibility or joyful diversion (like grandchildren) calls me away.

But back then I wondered about what I should be doing — a lot! Should I be reading to John or playing with Bethany or sewing on that dress for Mary Evelyn or calling my friend who is having a hard time?

Jesus always knew exactly what He should be doing during every moment of every day. He walked through His days doing what He always did–living in the will of His Father. He walked when He needed to walk and sat when He needed to sit. We never hear of Him dawdling or running–just calmly sitting or walking or going away to pray. He was interrupted over and over again and each time He handled those interruptions with patience and grace and love, because He loved the people who were interrupting Him.

May God grant each of us the character of Christ on this Monday morning of a new week so that we, too, will know when to walk, when to sit, and when to pray, while we handle with patience and grace and love the husband, children, and others who interrupt us.

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One day last week the beauty of the morning called me outside with my camera, while “the dew [was] still on the [last] roses” of fall–and on the hummingbird vine, too!

Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning;
For I trust in You;
Teach me the way in which I should walk;
For to You I lift up my soul.
Psalm 143:8

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