We are in the final days of Holy Week before the great celebration of Easter. My to do list seems to be growing as I try to scurry around to get things done before our Easter travels. The laundry pile is multiplying in size despite my efforts to divide and conquer and bunnies with the first name of dust are making their way across my furniture.
Still I find myself saying slow down. The words continue to play on my heart. The days are short. Live out this season as it is. Sit at Jesus’ feet and listen. Be present to wipe Christ’s face on the road to Calvary. Console His grieving heart. Be the strength to help carry His cross. The arms to comfort those along the way. The one present.
How can I fully enter in when I am being woken up at night, the toddler is whining, the baby needs to be changed, dinner made and called upon to listen to stories of the day. I need to simply be present. Present to Christ who is made visible in the caring for my children. If I can only slow down to recognize His face.
Spending less time on social media and more time with scripture. Less time fussing over house work and more time reading to my kids. Less time worrying and more time listening.
Wishing you peace in the stillness, love in the mystery and healing in the victory.