Monday, June 13, 2011

Morning Musing Over Coffee - In Which I Fall Down - And Am Lifted Up Again

 Something about Monday always makes me a little excited. I think it's the feeling of having a new start, and the idea that there are some fun adventures coming up.

And this week I'm even more happy to see Monday. Why? Because it was a rough weekend. Last week I was not feeling good at all. Sinus pain and pressure was making my head ache. I caught the cold that the kids have been passing around. The dog made me fall and I wrenched my knee. I was trying to adjust to the new summer schedule which means more activity than usual. And I thought I had done a really good job of holding my own through it all, of keeping on keeping on, not complaining, smiling and laughing and keeping things fun for everyone in spite of it all. I dealt with all the things that kids with autism, ADHD, biplar, NLD managed to throw my way with a side of croup and strep throat for good measure.  I tried not to burden anyone else with my problems but to respect that the fact that others had challenges as well.  Honestly, I was having fun  making it all work well in spite of the challenges. Not that everything was perfect but it was pretty darn good.

And then I felt like I got slapped across the face over a little detail that really wasn't mine to be responsible for in the first place.

 And it  HURT!

I kept trying to shake it off but somehow it just wasn't happening. I wrote a scathing post Saturday morning, just to vent, but couldn't bring myself to hit publish because I knew I needed to calm down.

I struggled all weekend.

But this morning a fresh realization dawned on me that no matter how badly I felt I was treated it was nothing compared to how badly Jesus was treated.

For me!

 And that no matter how much I felt like I had given to others it was really nothing compared to how much Jesus gave.

 For me!

And that no matter how much I needed to forgive it was nothing compared to what  Jesus chose to forgive.

For me!

And that Jesus triumphed over death itself and rose in victory, in order to provide that same victory in all areas of life for all of us.

For me!

For you!

For all who make mistakes and hurt others. For all who are hurt by those mistakes. For all who struggle in so many ways, both in the same areas as I do and in all other areas.

Because we are all human and make these mistakes. If I'm honest I know of times I've done it to others.

So, on this Monday morning, I am choosing to accept that gift of victory.

I am choosing to walk in love, in forgiveness, in the humility of knowing that I too make the same mistakes ( and far worse ones) and need that same forgiveness and love. I am choosing to walk in joy.

It's Monday!

A new start. New lessons - or rather old lessons learned again. New adventures.

I'm ready. Anyone want to join me?

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Soli Deo Gloria


  1. As you said, because we've all made mistakes – and I add, because of what you wrote – because we've been "mistaked" on by others – I'll join you in this today. Because we love him, because he first loved us, and because we should love one another. I hearted this. God bless you Rose.

  2. "Choosing to accept the gift of victory" -- I love that! More power to you. Love your honesty.

  3. Great post! Way to pick yourself up! I know there are times I lose my patience with the kids and I am so happy to know that I'm forgiven. Thanks for stopping by the S&R weekend hop. I'm following you now!
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

  4. Beautiful way of keeping life-hurts in perspective. I hope this week will be one of joy and peace--and even a bit of sunshine!


  5. Wow, that must have been a good cup of coffee :-). Great insights, as we all struggle with being hurt by others.


  6. I'm glad you pushed through and He met you, but I do want to say...I'm sorry you got hurt. Wanted you to know you were "mourned with" as well as rejoiced with....

  7. I love how God can change our perspective -- showing us (again and again) how much He loves us really helps us break down our own walls and surrender to His way with us.

  8. Hi! I'm stopping by from Walk With Him Wednesdays and your post and mine have so much in common!

    Thanking God for His new mercies each morning!

  9. What a great way to look at things. I appreciate your perspective. Hope you feel better soon.

  10. Yup, yup, yup. I just wrote about this same thing. The deep thought that Jesus really bore all the sins of the whole world struck me today. It usually makes me feel bad for all the stuff I do to add to that weight but it occurred to me that trial after trial I have been through these last few weeks, indeed, by far, much more has he and he triumphs!

  11. I've been thinking a lot too about how much Jesus suffered, far more than me....and it is comforting to know that he has been there, he knows.