Lead Me To The Rock
When my son, and a couple of his sons, visited me last week, we went to one of our favorite places – Bowl and Pitcher at the Spokane River. The river has dropped a lot in level since the Spring floods, but it still moves right along.
This time, I was impressed with the rocks that line the shores. They are so solid. Like the promises of my Savior, Jesus.
Working Through Adjustments
Daily life hums along until the changes come. I am still working through retirement changes. I have heard of people retiring from their lifelong occupations who go into a tailspin once they stop working their jobs.
“What should I do now with my life?” They moan.
Hmm. Tailspin may be part of the retirement adjustment, but I sure have no lack of things to do. I moan about which thing I should do next. Or, how will I manage all the things on my list? And why can’t I do it all now? I’ve waited a long time to do some of these things.
Even the finances look different. Now I have to figure out a new way to manage this. Good grief!
No Rocking Chair While Staring Into The Sunset!
Oh wait … maybe there is a rocking chair!
But this one sits not for retiring from living, but for resting at the end of a busy day. This time on the porch in a beautiful evening is for communing with my Savior. I sit and admire His handiwork as the sky changes from a bright glittery gold into soft fleeces of pink, blue and purple. Then the crickets begin to sing their songs of worship. We—all of His creation—gather before Him at the end of the day in thanksgiving for all His blessings.
Perhaps this is what retirement is really all about: knowing there is no rush to be about accomplishing the next thing and yet having the time to be about my Father’s business. Hmmm?
And then, at the end of the day, to take the time to rest and thank Him for all things.
“The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The Lord is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength. Surely the world is established, so that it cannot be moved. Your throne is established from of old; You are from everlasting” Psalm 93:1-2.