My Labor Day was a great one. I labored. Since I’m retired I always have something going on. I can’t believe that since my regular coffee shop was closed, and I had no place to go, I actually slept until close to 8 o’clock. Wow!!! I’m almost always up by 5am. I was so rested that I had energy to burn.
This morning was cooler than it has been. It was 70 when I woke up and it was cloudy. After breakfast, I decided I wanted to clean out my flower beds and do some cleaning up. It didn’t take long because I don’t let my beds get out of hand.
The main project I had planned for the day was to dismantle a shed. I had taken the roof off earlier in the week. There was nothing wrong with the shed, but I didn’t need it where it was located any longer.
Building materials are expensive today, so I didn’t just want to tear it down with my tractor and front end loader. Had I done it this way the shed would have been history in minutes. I could have taken the debris to my junk pile on the other side of the pasture, and I would have been in the air- conditioning within 45 minutes. Instead, I dismantled it screw by screw and piece by piece. When I removed the layer of tin from the frame I couldn’t believe all that was under it.
There was a small beehive, and mud robbers nest, and wasps nest built on the wall under the tin outer layer. You would have never known by looking from the outside of the building what was under the veneer.
I started thinking about people’s lives and the outer shells that we all see. We can’t see all of the scars and problems and concerns unless we get to know a person some. We all have them. Every single one one of us have trials and failures and tribulations and questions. Me included! As many wonderful things that The Lord blesses me with, and uses me in, I still have the same weaknesses and problems that each of us have.
When I’m told of some troubling event by a person that I’ve never experienced I don’t have the same sensitivity to it that the person has because I have never been in that persons shoes in that situation. But I have great comfort in my biggest Confidant., because I know the Great Comforter. My Comforter has experienced it all. There is no trial or tribulation or feeling or emotion that Jesus didn’t also experience.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:15-16).
Run to Him today and shoot square with Him. Bear your heart to Him. Tell Him ALL. He fully understands, because He has been there. As I have said before, He is your biggest Fan.
Shalom, until tomorrow, Lord willing,