Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 15, 2020

The Time When Busyness Comes To A Stall

“There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)

Winter time, to adults, can be a synonym to stressing over who will take the trash outside on a snowy night, or who will plow the driveway, salt the walkway, deciding what type of tires to put on the family vehicles to ensure safety during travel to and from work, among other things. To children, however, winter time is the perfect time to plan on going ice skating, snowman building, sleigh riding, snow ball throwing, and so many other outdoor activities adults usually would not think twice before trading for a seat by the fireplace while sipping a steaming cup of hot cocoa or apple cider.

Each morning this winter, I routinely prepared to go to work, started my car, and scraped ice and snow off the windows before getting on the road. It was a routine I did not look forward to, I will admit, because I do not enjoy being cold or covered in snow. So, one morning, as I was getting ready to drive my grandchildren, who had stayed the night with me, to school in the morning, I quickly accepted their offer to scrape the snow off the windows before I got in the car. Ah, how nice it was to sit there and not have to do that job myself that morning. I turned on some music in the car and was talking to Nio, my five-year-old grandson in the backseat, when suddenly I saw this silly face pressed against the window, trying to scare me. It was Jayden, the oldest, while AJ was completely focused with the task at hand.

I thank God each day for little moments like these. We get so narrow minded at times, thinking we must get up, go to work and then return home to get some rest to then start all over again in the morning. We don’t allow room for some laid-back, quality time with those God has placed in our lives to cherish and to love.

We are living a time when we are being forced to practice social distancing from the population at large. Incidentally at this time, we are also being given precious time with family members, while we are forced to be in home quarantine. Don’t take it for granted. Treasure each moment with loved ones; make memories, pray together and laugh freely.

“Father God, we trust Your hand to guide us through the tough times. Please help us to be wise in our actions and to help others to live in peace and health.”

For His Glory

Luska Natali
TRBC Women’s Life

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