I am tired but so happy. My family is “half” together – the girl “half”. Listening to the two sisters laugh and tell their stories is priceless; watching them being loved by good men is even better; seeing a new generation jump in the hot tub reminds me I am now an elder in this family; and being tired (because we were crazy stupid and stayed up till 3:30 A.M. last night) is totally worth it. Family is a blessed journey. Walking through life with people who understand and have experienced the same people, places and times that you have known – somehow – makes the journey so blessed.
It is times like this that I appreciate the journey that Our LORD took for us. “And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath no where to lay His head.” ~ Matt 8:20
For the last three years of His life, He lived a life that most of us wouldn’t dream of undertaking. Walking, talking, traveling “light”, and no place to lay His head. We can barely imagine not touching our phone/computer for a couple hours – connect with our friends – connect with our family – connect – connect – connect… But Jesus knew that the best connection was the “Our Father” connection. He talked about Him constantly. He taught us how to connect to Our Father – without FB, without data, without the internet. He didn’t have food waiting for him every time He was hungry or even a place “…to lay His head” ….but He had the connection of a lifetime.
Six days ago, He stood up in the meadow. His steps steadily making their way towards Jerusalem just because He had the connection of a lifetime – LOVE.