Yesterday my one and only brother got married. He waited until he was 41…he waited for the right one.
Yesterday my grandmother went home to be with the Lord…she couldn’t wait until her 88th birthday…which is today…but she waited until it was the right time.
I could say that yesterday was bittersweet…but it was not. To say that is to declare that I have bitterness residing in heart and soul…I do not.
Yesterday was all about life. God has been teaching me that life is intermingled with easy and hard…it’s just always going to be like that…we are children that live after the Fall.
Our lives are like a paper chain that links hard and easy together…agony and ectasy…ups and downs…joy and sorrow…springtime and harvest…comings and goings…finding home and going home.
God made it this way…He could have spared us from anything difficult but He didn’t…the only thing that never changes is Him.
At times like this, it is easy to say that in the days to come, I will realize more of what God has done during these short days…but I know already. His faithfulness to us has been unparalleled and we have witnessed it. Time will only reveal more of the hand of the Maker. There will be things that I will never know because they are hidden in heaven…and that’s alright…I can wait.
Yesterday was full of life…the great heights and lows…a great celebration with laughter and tears…a great celebration as Lelia was ushered into His Presence with laughter and tears.
Yesterday was life.
Ecclesiastes 3:11-14 (New International Version)
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. 13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
Ecclesiastes 3:11-14 (The Message)
9-13 But in the end, does it really make a difference what anyone does? I’ve had a good look at what God has given us to do—busywork, mostly. True, God made everything beautiful in itself and in its time—but he’s left us in the dark, so we can never know what God is up to, whether he’s coming or going. I’ve decided that there’s nothing better to do than go ahead and have a good time and get the most we can out of life. That’s it—eat, drink, and make the most of your job. It’s God’s gift. 14 I’ve also concluded that whatever God does, that’s the way it’s going to be, always. No addition, no subtraction. God’s done it and that’s it. That’s so we’ll quit asking questions and simply worship in holy fear.
Yesterday…I simply wanted to worship the Lord…and today…I still do…just simple worship of an anything but simple God.