This week, I realized I’m working 3 half-time jobs. I had meetings and reports and all sorts of things going on. Oh, plus church. Did I tell you we’re ramping up for our Christmas program? Yeah. So, I’m feeling the finiteness of my being keenly this week. Not enough Susan to go around, folks.
I sometimes reminisce with great fondness of my old life of chores, church, working out and visiting with friends. Seems so long ago now. I don’t anticipate things slowing down any time soon. My limited human capabilities remain. But I remembered this: Jesus said, in Matthew 28:20, in his closing instructions to the apostles: “And be sure of this, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Bam! Now peace can flood in. Because no matter what life throws at you, be it a drenched, windy Friday, or a sunny Monday, Jesus remains at your side. You don’t have to worry; He’ll never leave you nor forsake you. The twists and turns of outrageous fortune don’t faze Him. Jesus said it in Hebrews 13:5, but God said it way back in Deuteronomy, too. Stuff happens. Life isn’t fair. But Jesus. He will make a way.
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19