All I can say is WOW! This week has been one for the books. Yes, yes, I know – sleep deprived many of us may be, but, life in general has been pretty gosh darn wonderful, filled with ample reflecting time and ah-ha moments. This morning, I even found myself humming the theme song to Jojo’s Circus. You know the one: “Hey, JoJo, what do you say. We all want to know what you learned today” yada, yada, yada. Okay, so maybe that’s just me and how my crazy mind works, but this week has definitely been quite the learning experience. I feel like I’m finally finding my bearings, but, above all, understanding what it means to trust, especially during times of worry and fear.
We are roughly knee deep in our dissection of the Sermon on the Mount, though, I may have read a wee bit ahead from where we are currently at in Chapel (I just couldn’t help myself!). Should you feel so compelled to read on as well, page through to Mathew 6:34. It is here, where you will be greeted with the words: “do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
As profound as this statement may be, it is not as easy as it sounds. I am not one of those people that has the fortune of being exalted from all my worry, however, I am putting forth my best effort to keep these words in mind during my own moments of distress. These past few days, I’ve slowly begun to let my guard down, invited more people into my often discombobulated life, danced like a crazy person (and proud of it), and veered out of my comfort zone to be found in the presence of a group of wonderful Hope women. These past few days have provided me with the opportunity to see what life can be if we allow ourselves to trust. I pray that you may also have the opportunity to experience this freedom. Now, go forth and enjoy this marvelous week that is soon to begin. I’ll be eager to hear what unfolds for you.
You’re fellow Hopester, Emily