Does It Really Matter?

Everyone has “one of those weeks.”  It is only Tuesday and ours has actually been on a roll for over a week – virus, allergies on overdrive, front yard looks like a paddock because of all-the-rain while we put in a sprinkler system and due to more weather coming it will be a while before the sod can go down, my part-time work schedule (which to date had interfered with nothing, really) forced Steve to stay at home for two days while our front door was repaired. Oh and the ice maker is all stuffed up tonight – to the point Steve says it could be several days before it makes ice again (if ever).

And you know what? Not one bit of it matters.

Tonight a Mom, Dad, Wife said a final good-bye to their son and husband. And the Wife now has to tell their children their Daddy is gone. About 30 years old. Life really just beginning. Jeremy is healed now of cancer but his family grieves.

About two weeks ago, another Wife said that same kind of good-bye. Tom. Obedient to the Great Commission until the very end, shared his story – truly telling others “The Story of Jesus” and he, too, is now healed and reunited with two of his brothers. But, his family grieves.

Two friends today had radiation treatments – one is just starting; the other close to the end of treatment. They are running a race they, too, never planned. I pray that God will use their journey. Another couple of friends are getting mentally ready to take the next round of chemo. Their journey is touching the lives of others. They do not complain. They persevere. Just like my sisters have. Just as other friends have. Just like I did. Just like Jeremy and Tom.

Make sure – absolutely sure – in the midst of everyday chaos – that you know, fully know, and have accepted the only One who really matters. The rest of it is just not important.

Psalm 103: 1-5 (NASB)

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with loving kindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.

Whatever may pass, and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes.


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