Monday, November 26, 2012

Mundane Mondays

Following a 5 day break, you know the Monday is going to be rough.  Especially when you have to get to work early for once and it is cold and nasty looking out.  And when you went to bed in one of those "blah" moods...

Here's to the Mondays where the scantron machine is broken, so we have to grade all of the exams by hand... but at least I have a job.  And a coworker to help me grade them.  And good students who are trying, and wanting to learn, and are caring individuals.

And here's to the Mondays where I don't get a lunch break until 215, only to run to the bookstore to get chips... but at least I have food to eat.  And money to buy it. And a simple caramel Milky Way as desert. 

Here's to the Mondays where the clouds are gray and dismal... but the sunshine was out bright this morning. As I crossed the bridge to enter town, it was so bright I couldn't see. I squinted into its gloriousness, and thought, "If this is that bright, what will the sky look like when Jesus comes back?"  There's hope in that...

Here's to Monday evenings fighting with Caleb... but there's also those moments when he's so sweet.  Like when he turned Mom's kitchen into a restaurant to feed "all those who don't have any food", and made signs offering visits under the mistletoe... let's forget that he doesn't know how to cook.  It's the thoughtfulness that counts.

Mundane Mondays... full of work and care plans and tests and grades to enter, grocery shopping and laundry and ironing.  Picking up what seems like was just put up yesterday, and going around and around this wheel called life.  In the mundane, are our greatest blessings.  Friends and instant chat and IT guys who come to your need in a pinch; warm houses and lit Christmas trees and fluffy coats.  Time with family and warm chili and salty french fries... and the hope found in Jesus.

Hope... even in the mundane.  Especially in the mundane. Hope, because we have the light of the world and access to the Word and the promise of life everlasting. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men."- John 1:1-4

As Christmas approaches, I'm concentrating on this... that even in my darkness, even in my ordinary, everyday existence, I can give thanks.  As I round out 2012 counting my 1000 gifts, I'm thinking of the greatest gift, given to us over 2000 years ago... ordained before the world began.  Yes, my Monday may be mundane, but my future is anything but... because His grace is sufficient, and I am overcome with a multitude of blessings.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful reminder, thank you. It can be so much easier to praise God and remember his provision through times of trial - the valleys of the mundane tend to be where I struggle most. Joy to you!