“… I have God’s more-than-enough–more joy in one ordinary day than [the wicked] get in all their shopping sprees. At days’ end I am ready for sound sleep, for You, O God, have put my life back together” (Psalm 4:6-8, The Message).
As a Christian, I can find joy and even delight in the “ordinary” days and tasks. Today I found joy in the strength that God gave me, even at 8 months of pregnancy, to process and can applesauce for my family. It was, to say the least, a bit more “challenging” than normal with my big belly and a very active 19-month-old little boy, but Judah is learning to be a “helper” (just look at the joy on his face in being able to hand me apples!) … and Mommy is learning patience and to look more fully to the Lord for wisdom and strength. So, in the end, we not only had 24 pints and 6 quarts of applesauce, but we also had some sweet (and sticky!) “working-together” time, and Mommy grew in character. What a precious opportunity, and what sound sleep at the day’s end!