“I want some peace and quiet. I want a walk in the country. I want a cabin in the woods. I’m desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather.” Psalm 55.7,8,9
My role at work is much like a parent. It is not like the people who work with and for me are kids, though there are some possible exceptions, rather it is my sense of awe at the gift of responsibility God laid out for me. There are moments when I would rather be anywhere else, and then the day to day experience of family, hope, and new beginnings! We have all shapes and sizes, all races and work ethics, old and young, traditional and extremely unconventional.
Similar to many parents it is easy to get overwhelmed. There is so much opportunity and possibilities I want to nurture and coach 24 hours a day. I find that the experience often leaves me desperate for peace and quiet. In the midst of a summer celebration, unusual event in England, I found the “kids” looking for the same experience.
What can I tell them?
The answer is clear.
There are at least two people in the world that loves you, God and I.
There are at least two people in the world that wants the best for you, God and I.
There are at least two people in the world that will do anything to help you, God and I.
There is just one who accepts you always just as you are, God.
At times, the noise and din get to me. I want some peace and quiet! I want a walk in the country. I want a cabin in the woods. I am desperate for a change. I am hungry to know God. Then I remember.
I remember that God loves me.
I remember that God always wants what is best for me.
I remember that God will do anything to help me.
I remember that there is one place where I am always accepted as I am, God.
Accepted, but not unchanged.