Every week is pressed for time. Time does not just fly—it jettisons from one point to next at the blink of an eye.
This is a list of church-related things. I imagine you have your own list when you look back on your week. For some of us, maybe this was a slower week. For others, a lot more happened than you might remember.
If you’re rushed or tired, it’s good to note all that you’re doing. Not everything could have been done this week as you would’ve liked, nor did God intend for you to do it all.
We are called to be faithful in both a calling and time sense. A loving-God-and-others kind of faithfulness is about embracing a way of life that involves rest as you go and peace beyond our circumstances.
The following Wendell Berry quote reminds me of what sustains us when it seems the ‘dark’ shrouds our vision, or perhaps when our busyness overruns us. “Love is what carries you, for it is always there, even in the dark, or most in the dark, but shining out at times like gold stitches in a piece of embroidery” (Hannah Coulter).
Reflect on the week.
Thank God for the good.
Prepare for what’s next.
My prayer is that God’s love will carry you in the flow of life that is before you, loving beyond what the schedule says you should do this week, loving as the Spirit leads you from the Father’s heart.
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