Sept. 14 | Today I’d like to curl up on the couch with a sweet latte and ignore the responsibilities that come with being a full-time student. I selfishly want time to myself; I want time to write about something other than assignments, and I want to capture every passing thought that scratches at the hem of a greater idea.

I want to do something big, something great, but instead I only stand from my couch to close the curtains. To block out the stress, the unaccounted-for conflict that dares to interrupt my quiet moments.

Just when I think I’ve discovered my solution, tucked away in my dark little space away from the world, the Lord does something very small and disruptive.

He parts the curtains.

The light falls into the dark space I’ve created for my tired heart to rest in, and He illuminates a path. A small sliver of light leading to the window, the outside — the Light of the World.

In one swift motion, He lifts my head and reminds me that I wasn’t created to be holed up in the confounds of a lightless room. Even in my tiredness, I know darkness is not the answer. No.

My rest comes from the Lord.

Today I find myself meditating on the encouraging truths imbedded deep in Philippians.

“Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.”

Philippians 2: 14 – 16

Today, and every day, let’s hold fast to the word of life. I have an inkling there will be couches and lattes in Heaven, but oh, how much richer and sweeter will the Lord’s truths be still.

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