It’s Friday again! Every Friday, I join a special group of writers to write for FIVE MINUTES on a one-word prompt. No editing. No revising. Just WRITE. This week, the word is HAPPY! Go!
I’m sick. I’m so sick. What a week to be writing about “happy.” Not even smiling pancakes can make me happy today. The sniffling, the aching, the coughing, the headache, the scratchy throat, the chills, the noise. Just shoot me now. Or in the words of my daughter, “I can’t even…”
Or maybe I can.
I’m soberly reminded that the Word says that “Surely grace and mercy will follow me ALL the days of my life.” (Psalm 23:6)
… even the sick days. Even the days when it’s just too much to get out of bed. The days when I forget to buy milk and the underwear drawer is empty. Aaagh.
It’s those days when I NEED to remember that Grace and Mercy are following me. I’ve heard my pastor say it this way… “When I look over my shoulder, I have a stalker called GOODNESS AND MERCY following me relentlessly, day in and day out―and so do you!”
What does that look like? It looks like a roof over my head, clothes on my back, vitamins on the side table, friends who miss my presence, and a family that serves me tea (just don’t look at the state of the kitchen later).
It looks like Psalm 6:68 that says “He places the lonely in families where it pleases Him.”
That’s me. In a noisy, messy family that loves me, even when I’m too sick to get out of bed.
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