On Our Plate

planet earth

… we are actually standing on a globe that is hurtling around the sun…

Today is exceedingly hot. And it’s possible the heat will be around for a day or more. I’ve already had a snooze. When my head keeps banging on the keyboard I feel justified in changing where I’m sitting.

We had family visiting this Father’s Day weekend, and so there is that. We ended up with thirty-two people for lunch on Father’s Day. Prayer is such a wonderful thing—we were all peaceable, entertained, and fed.

In a family our size and with some of our temperaments I rely much on prayer. After all, there is quite a Celtic streak in our bunch and as I’ve read lately: “I’m Celtic. We don’t keep calm. We run naked into battle, with a sword and axe, screaming at you.” And there’s that.

Confession here, Old Fuzzy and I are too old to run into battle, but we could scream at people… I guess.

 As we trundle down life’s crazy road there are many times we feel we have things figured out. At our age Old Fuzzy and I should have things figured out… but we don’t.

So, what’s in the soup today? We are thankful. Yesterday I was very slow. I’m thankful that today I’m not as slow. I am also thankful for the words of Jesus that tell us:

“Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

I don’t have to worry about tomorrow. I should try to prepare for tomorrow but not worry.

As the scriptures say in Proverbs 22:3 “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.”

Another thing to be thankful for is the omniscience of God. So many beauties surround us day in and day out. If you can imagine that even as we believe we are sitting in our chairs or working at our work we are actually standing on a globe that is hurtling around the sun and it’s all speeding through the dark universe toward… well, we aren’t sure what.

This is the day the Lord hath made and we should get right with God since we don’t know what tomorrow holds. There’s that.

Psalms 19:2 “Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.”