When you think you’re ready for something…like maybe a special season – Advent, for example (!) it can be frustrating when, on the first day of your determination to be participative in some way, you disappoint yourself or allow events to disappoint you! Has that ever happened to you? I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count all the times I have disappointed myself in that way! Lately, though, when this happens as it did yesterday and today, the strangest thing occurs. I begin to feel unhappy and frustrated and when I look up (sometimes from the inside of me) I have a strong sense of Jesus in front of me smiling and saying, “Don’t worry about it!” Tomorrow is another day!” I want to object and make excuses—often good ones—for why the day sped along the way it did, but Jesus just stays right there smiling as if I should not have a care in the world. It amazes me to say so, but I feel as if I am believing it’s all okay…and that tomorrow will, in fact, be better.
So here I am at 7:30PM on Tuesday of the first week of Advent saying to myself, “While it’s true that you have no Advent blog post written, no spiritual reading done, no religious service attended or other good deed to point to…it is true that tomorrow is another day and that God is just as close as God was yesterday, and that —in itself—is enough!”
I’ll see you, God willing, tomorrow!