Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Boxing Day 2012 - Real Life



From @CSLewisDaily on twitter:

What one calls the interruptions are precisely one's real life -- the life God is sending one day by day.
 
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stopwatch
I have been rather prone to whinging about how busy I am, and how I can't get anything done becuase of all the interruptions and demands and bits and pieces that generally just get in the way.

Hang on a minute! All these "interruptions" are in fact just "Real Life"!
 
Now I come to think about it, there have been lots of moments of peace and quiet; I just haven't recognised them for what they were.
 
For example; all those nights when I have woken in the "wee small hours" and lain awake for a little while. Switching on the light and reading would be unkind and selfish. My husband needs his sleep too! So I try and lie still, and think, or plan, or "day dream", or even pray, without interruptions, without a timeclock running in my head.    
 
Then, sometime later, I wake up, and it is morning.
 
Let the timeclock start!
Let "Real Life" begin!
"Westward H-o-o-o-o!" (It's at this point that I tend to find myself singing "Three wheels on my wagon, and I'm still rolling along...."  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsXoMS9-xxg )  
 
File:Westward.jpg
Westward Ho!   http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Westward.jpg
If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8;31)

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