When You’re Tired
I got the email Thursday morning. It was from UPS. It said my package would be delivered today.
What would it be? I couldn’t remember what I’d ordered. But I was ready for it, whatever it was.
I’ve been extra tired lately. It’s been an extra busy winter. The demands of life sometimes overload me, both the fun as well as the hard. My introverted self wanted an escape.
Jeff had suggested I take a staycation. I’d been trying it. I did say no to a few things and postponed a few more.
My theme for Lent this season has been “Go slow; say no.“
But the no was designed to serve a purpose: to open room for the yes with God.
Place Your Order
I love getting packages (just ask Amazon). Placing an online order is exciting because I know it means a box will show up on my porch soon.
My “Go slow; say no” mantra was my way of placing a spiritual order, an ask of God to quiet down the noise so I could rest more in him.
But placing the order is just the beginning. Watching for the package comes next. And when it arrives? Receiving and opening the package brings joy.
God often attempts deliveries to us. But we’re not always home. We don’t always check the porch. We don’t always answer the knock.
But when we do? We are letting God love us.
Let God Love You
For my staycation week I let God love me: through Jeff’s offer to grill steak for supper; through cuddling a new one-day-old niece; through words of affirmation from a sweet friend.
And the package delivery from UPS? It came as promised on Thursday afternoon. I saw the UPS truck pull up, heard the thump of the package on the porch, answered the doorbell ring.
What was it? A book! One of my favorite things.
God was indeed loving me.
Anytime God wants to deliver a package on my porch, I want to receive it.
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What’s the latest package you’ve received lately? Who was it from? Please share in the comments.
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