The water is dripping off the dishes. The couch has welcomed me into its soft embrace. My body is tired but my heart is full. Today has been a good day. We taught our class at NTC and then heading back to the office to do our part in the New DS training for a recently appointed DS on our field. Then we had a great time of fellowship at our house with the new DS and another missionary family. We talked about missions and ways that people on his district can get be involved. Plans were made for a training time about missions on his district. There is even talk of the district forming a team to go to another area on the Africa South Field. Today we got to be a small part of what God is doing here on the Africa South Field.
There are days like today in the life of a missionary. Days when pieces fall into place; days when what you have been working for and praying for starts to come together. Today is a day that it is easy to blog. But I know; just as sure as I know that the dishes won’t magically put themselves away; that there will be other days where I will want nothing more than to crawl back into bed and sleep. Which is another great reason to get today on record because, on those days when the “bed magnet” is stronger than my desire to be a responsible adult, I can be reminded of days like today. Days like today are easy to forget when the not so great and fulfilling days pile up.
I don’t know what kind of day you had today. But I have good news and bad news; today will soon be tomorrow and before long, tomorrow will be yesterday. For better or for worse time keeps marching on. The to do list has things crossed off and things added to it. Stressful moments get forgotten with the marching on of time; as do the fulfilling moments. A verse that keeps coming to mind is in Luke 2:19 “But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.” Take note of the good days in life; treasure them; ponder them in your heart. Be quick to forget the stressful days.
Tomorrow Joe and I have our first baby class. We are excited about learning more about what to except and we are also hopeful about meeting some friends that are in the same time of life that we are.
Until next time remember the toaster usually works better when it is plug in.