Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Three Word Wednesday: Not Feeling It

It would be grossly unfair for me to call this last few weeks a hard eucharisteo.
So, forgive me; I teach middle school and I have teenage girls, so let's chalk it up to the company I keep.
(Or my natural propensity for drama...that could be it. Maybe.)
In the real, no-kidding hard eucharisteo moments, when the pain is breathtaking, it's almost as if I'm searching for gifts under a microscope.  I'm desperate for hope, desperate for Jesus to heal--
and the small becomes Divine.
Then there are days (like today)
 when busy and tired and discouraged are duking it out for Adjective of the Day, 
and my brain is like so much mashed potato, 
and I can't see any gifts because I'm not looking.
Those days I'm looking for a little drama.
The warm bowl of oatmeal with toasted almonds and cranberries doesn't have enough pizazz
 (and besides, haven't I written that down already?)
In John's gospel, there are lots of folks looking for a little more action.
Water to wine? Yesterday's news.
Bread for thousands? Yeah...but what have You done for us lately?
So Jesus calls their bluff.
How about what you really want need?
How about Living Water, Bread of Life, New Wine?
The Lord tells His people,
"Be still and know that I am God."
(and...we stop there because that's all that fits on a coffee mug or a wall plague.)
and we I miss the last part:
"I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted on the earth."
That should be enough drama for anybody.
So my list of gifts grows by (a very, very, super-exciting, uber-important) one:

244. His Name is exalted in all the earth.



Three Word Wednesday


  1. I'm having a day like that too! On my run I was talking to God about all the little frustrations of today....probably should have tried praising Him instead of griping to Him!

  2. oh sweet friend - I totally understand those days - TOTALLY!!! Sending you a big hug!!


  3. Amen! I'm thinking He sent me here this morning before the day got too far ahead of me. I was feeling more than ready to complain about more snow but there are still so many reasons to praise Him. Thank you so much for the needed encouragement. You are a blessing. Much love.

  4. I definitely have days where I'm much more focused on my petty problems, than on His goodness all around me!! Thank you for this beautiful reminder!! :)