1 Chronicles 28:30 David said further to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and act. Do not be afraid or dismayed; for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you, until all the work for the service of the house of the Lord is finished.
What the? Who put these readings together? Oh…well, I am not too sure how to fit this one into the day. Frankly we did nothing. We woke up, ate a great breakfast as has been the norm here at the Hilton Colombo Residence (you’re welcome for the plug). Then Sara and I sent the kids upstairs while we hopped aboard a tuk tuk and hit the mall in search of video equipment (the previously blogged selfie stick, ugh, and memory expansion device thing). Aside from this short jaunt into the, again aforementioned sweltering heat of downtown Colombo, we had what was by all measures a very lazy day. We sat poolside, played, ate some food, played, sat poolside, and then made our way upstairs for some food and well earned sitting. We did no work, at all, today. We were the antithesis of work. So it is funny that on this day the reading would revolve around how God will be with us throughout until all the work is done. The work is not done, we just did not do any today. I suppose it is somewhat fitting insofar as Sunday has become the Christian Sabbath day so kudos to us for abiding but I am having a hard time tying this reading to the day.
I will spare myself and anyone who is reading this a futile effort to neatly box this reading into some vague reference to the day. Instead the overarching theme of the last seven months has been that God has been with us and will be until His time with us is done. Be that in 5 months or 50 years. As for today, I will simply say thank you, Lord for the gift of rest. We have a long trip ahead of us tonight and we will need all of Your strength and patience as we can handle to make it to Romania.
Oooh, last thought. Travis Elliott of The Ultimate Yogi (you’re welcome for the plug) says in the Ultimate Strength practice that it takes strength to know when to take a break. So boom, we acted on the strength to take a break. Mic drop.