Thursday, February 11, 2010
In Christ Alone
I was just sitting here in my chair snuggling with my warm 5 year old daughter.
As we were snuggling, I have to confess that I was also reading emails and checking my Facebook pages, but I don't think she minded. She was just enjoying some mommy time, that for her has become rather rare.
As I read what is going on in the lives of my friends and family and as I considered my own life, once again I was reminded how much we all need Jesus.
I have friends in every stage of life, one just said goodbye to her husband of 61 years for the last time, and another is beginning the journey of motherhood. I am smack dab in the middle of mothering, while my sister will soon have two kids in college and one in high school. My dad just retired, and my husband is in the midst of his career....
One thing we all have in common (besides blood running through our veins) is that we all need Jesus.
He is all we need.
We can't do this life without Him.
Oh we all try it.
I know I do.
Yesterday I was giving it another try.
Trying to slog through it all. Carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders.
For just a minute or two that whole martyr thing is almost fun.
But then it starts getting unbearable.
Oh the terrible thoughts I start having when I am trying to live this life in my own strength!
But He always gets my attention.
Little comments or questions start to chip away at my self imposed prison.
At first those reminders make me so mad!
There's nothing the matter!
I'm doing just fine, thank you!
Eventually I realize that I am once again playing the game. Trying to do it all alone.
Eventually I have to give up.
Because I can't do this on my own.
None of us can.
But He can.
Oh yes, He can!
It is so ridiculous how I resist coming to Him and admitting that I have to wandering around on my own again.
I can almost see Him gently smile and softly shake His head.
Oh how good it feels to crawl up into His lap and feel His arms come around me. To feel the warmth of his breath. To know that He is here.
To know that I am His.