Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Stop - I don't want to go to school!

This cracked me up this morning as we headed off on our day. The neighbor kids built an “obstacle fort” of ice/snow with orange pylons (hilarious!) to slow down their parents’ departure and probably make them late for school! In my mind – Christmas break can’t come soon enough and the children anticipate it so much.

Sometimes I feel like God is doing the same thing – putting up those obstacle road blocks in my life to remind me to slow down…or, is it the reminders I get from my loving hubby…hmm? I’ll have to ponder that more. In slowing down – I notice the beauty around me more – like the newly fallen snow that hampered travel lately – but brought huge smiles to my sons and wonder to Soph and joy to my Canadian soul.

Did Joseph think Mary’s pregnancy was a “road block” in their marriage? Probably – he had to have doubts – yet he did as God asked and married her. I think at road block times when I’m searching “why?” I need to be more like Joseph and follow God’s lead. I’ll admit I can be a control freak. There I said it. Oh – you aren’t surprised?

But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”- Matthew 1:20-21

5 comments:

Me said...

I think Moms sometimes need the reminder the most...

beckymc said...

I know I am also a control freak. But problem is these days I rarely have control of my circumstances, my money, or anything else. Yet, I still try. Maybe all this choas I am experiencing now is a road block. I had not thought of it that way. When money was low I immediately got a second job I could work as needed. )I am a nurse with years of experience. That makes me able to work in any hospital basically where ever I want.) Funny thing is I still have not worked a shift. We still went through the low pay/no pay time. Our pastor last week while giving a sermon on God the Father talked of how Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. he said when we go through rough patches God is pruning us. I guess I am being pruned.
Merry Christmas to you as one control freak to another.

angelonwheels said...

Lovely post! What state do you live in? I want a "little" snow! I know my Mom's cancer has been a road block that has showed my mom and all of us to slow down.

lookuptoday said...

Hi, Some of our snow must have drifted your way! Your photos are nice.Sophia is very photogenic~ I just love her chunky little cheeks~ You have a good prespective on every day life that makes me say..why didn't i think of that? Our spiritual journeys all have road blocks and puddles in them. I think the Lord just wants us to trust he will remove them, instead of us struggling to remove them ourselves, or looking at other people to remove them for us. I am all worn out trying to remove stuff myself. At 60 its easier to let the lord do it. Dee

Annie said...

Hello! Just thought I'd say HI! Sounds like we have a lot in common. Wish you were closer!

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