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Before I know it, it is 5:20 and I need to pick my daughter up from dance. From dance we head to my dear friend’s house who is the most hospitable person in the world because she puts up with me every week. She feeds me and gives me a place to nurse and rest before Bible Study, which is at 6:30. The first hour of Bible Study is often spent in my car, trying to get my 5 month old to stop screaming. I don’t know why she is screaming, only that nothing is consoling her. By the time I make it back inside I only have time to hear the very last part of the discussion before I am headed back home on the dark, deer infested roads.
And that’s Tuesday. The day I have come to hate. But wait a minute, if I hate it so much, why do I bother? Why do I continue to add things to my list that just end up burning me out? Why don’t I do away with the whole awful day?
It’s so I can start my morning with easy conversations with some friends while I fit some much needed exercise in.
It’s so we can pick out even more books and movies to enjoy at the other library that has more to offer.
It’s so I can see the smiles on the faces of the kids at the coffee shop; all of them know me and welcome me and make me feel like I belong. Like this is my home.
How appropriate! Instead of sulking and complaining about my horrible Tuesday I could be and SHOULD be reveling in my Creator. At how amazing He is and all that He has blessed me with. I think the reason Paul repeats the word “rejoice” is simply because sometimes we need to be told something more than once to really get it—I know I do. So as Tuesday prepares to take center stage I will pray and ask God that He will fill my heart with joy; that I would rejoice and revel in Him, Tuesday and everyday!
How about you? What is your “Tuesday” and how can you rejoice in it?