For some reason I have been whiny lately. I apologize if you have had to listen to me in any way shape or form. Its easy to get down, tired, overwhelmed, stressed…tired (did I say tired?). But its always something isn’t it? Always something.
I’ve noticed that for some reason when someone asks me “how was your day?” I always list off the negative things. All the wah wah wahs. What is that all about anyway?
Tonight we had VBS with the teens we work with. I love them so much. They 1. Remind me how old I am 2. Show me how far and long I have come since my teen years and 3. Constantly teach me the beauty of unconditional love. They are always a cureall for me. By the time I leave them, whatever had a grip on me is gone.
Tonight we talked about Paul and Silas, praising and praying in jail. Then, when they had the chance to escape, they didn’t. Instead they stayed behind to show God’s love to the jailer that was guarding them. In Acts 16:34 it says, “The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.”
What blessings Paul and Silas would have missed if they had ran. They were arrested, beaten, put in jail and in the middle of the night, when they got the chance they could have said, “Let’s get out of here!” But they didn’t. They stayed and they loved and brought a whole family the joy of knowing about how awesome a relationship with God is. A whole family!
I believe this with all my heart…the blues of this world melt away when we love on others. And I mean really love. Serving, even when it is uncomfortable. Sacrificial even.
For us its teens, whats your Blues cureall?