Yesterday was a hard day. In fact, this week will not be making it into the Great Week Hall of Fame any time soon. It’s not that specifically bad things happened. No flat tires, no stomach flu, no nuclear strike. This was just a week when the battle made me weary on so different many levels.
Yesterday, I was in a particular funk. I’m sure you’re familiar with days like that. Days where nothing is really wrong but nothing can possibly go right either. Days that are bulky and cumbersome – just sort of awkwardly built, you know? That was my yesterday.
But God knows funk, He surely does. And He knows how to find us behind all those burdens. He came for me yesterday and not in a fire or an earthquake or a whirlwind. He came to me through people. Random emails, visits and phone calls were life to me as each dear treasure said something different – but something exactly right. Each one, I”m convinced, spoke exactly the words He would speak.
And then there was my friend, Cheryl, who works with me and stopped by my office with the happiest bouquet of yellow tulips I have ever seen. She put them on my desk and said, “Jesus told me you needed these.” I promise you, it was Jesus. I did need a bouquet of happy but I never would have told anyone. I keep looking at my tulips and thinking how much Jesus must love me to interrupt Cheryl’s busy day and send her out for flowers. And how awesome is it that Cheryl loves Jesus so much that she hears Him in the middle of her busy day and then actually does what He tells her to do?
Oh friend, whatever you face today, please know how deeply He loves and cares for you. Look for Him in the faces of those who offer kindness and look for Him in the face in the mirror. I think that on any given day, we all need to see Him and we all need to be Him to our hurting world.
Thank You, friends o’ Bo, for looking so much like God.