Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wake up Call

So tonight we had bread for dinner.

Ava told me she was making dinner tonight, and she wouldn't let me come into the kitchen. When she was ready for us, we came in and sat down to plates of ripped up bread.


And crush cups, of course, because what meal is complete without yogurt you can eat without a spoon?

But yes, bread. When I questioned the carb loading, she rolled her eyes at me.

"Mom, it's almost Easter. This is what Jesus had for his last supper. We need to eat this and think about Him and how He died for us."

And, once again, my five year old put me squarely in my place.

I've been distracted lately, over something stupid in the larger scheme of things, about what's my business and what's not, about whether it's my place to share something I think someone should know. I've been frustrated over a big fundraiser coming up for my daughter's school that I have really, really dropped the ball on. I'm annoyed about a ton of can issues we're having since my tire decided to blow in a very dramatic fashion on one of our busiest roads during rush hour with all the kids in the car, coming way to close to smashing us all up. I'm antsy over figuring out the details of the mortgage deal. I'm vaguely nauseous all the time over Eli's birthday.

I feel very self involved. Very bogged down with my own baggage. Very selfish.

I don't know the last time I just sat and thought about how God gave up his son for us, to give us the chance to spend eternity with Him. That this is all just the prequel.

Thank God.

Thank God we can be human and selfish and still be redeemed. Thank God we can fall short time and time again and be forgiven. Thank God that His plan is perfect, and that even his Plan B, put into place after our free will screws his first, perfect plan all up, is still far better than anything we could come up with on our own.

Thank God.

If you're like me and have found yourself a little...distant from God and his Word lately, I'd love to invite you guys to join Renee over at Mi Querida Familia for a chronological group reading of the Bible. It'll be like the coolest Book Club ever. And it's starting on Eli's birthday! That's cool, right? Check it out, I hope to see you there!

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