I quickly scan my Facebook feed and see one friend going to Ireland, one to France, another in Santa Barbara and one to Hawaii…
Admittedly, jealousy and envy rise up within me and I start to whine thinking and sometimes saying out loud:
“I want to go!”
Truth is, today is a day I really would rather be anywhere but here.
Any where but having to rush out to take the boys to school in time. Anywhere but having to sit at the hospital while my mom is in surgery and trying to talk down my dad and grandma as they fret away. I too will fret but I know where my comfort will come from. I know my God, the God of my Mom will not leave her nor forsake her and He certainly isn’t going to bail on me either.
I realize, I need to sink into it and just be.
Right here, right now is where God has me and you. How much more time is spent wishing we were somewhere else when this is the Holy ground we are to walk on today? If it’s not embraced, it will be missed it because not one day is without purpose, not one day is without His glory, not one day is to be taken for granted.
Perhaps the writer who said “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere” had this very thing in mind.
There is something divine, something Holy, something better to be found in this day. I can either shrink back and complain like one who has been destroyed or I can choose to live by faith that this day has been planned and prepared before the foundations of the earth for me, for my mom, for you, for your loved ones and all that have breath in it.
Being faithful today requires me to look for the dirt, the stinky fertilizer, the water and the pruning shears so I will choose to bloom where I’m planted.
Won’t you join me?