**Update on my “Hide and Pray” day: Because of work obligations, I was unable to follow through with my plans for hiding and praying today, my Day of Grace. Though disappointed, I started the day greatly encouraged from my writing and scripture work last night and my morning disciplines today. But I found the afternoon to be very challenging, in my mind and in my soul. I still don’t know what I think about Satan and his attacks, but it sure seemed very real this afternoon. I fought hard things I’ve not fought in awhile. Pulls that I’ve not struggled against for awhile. But after escaping the house for 30 minutes and seeing the sky, I was able to settle. Tonight, I’m enjoying having all my children home. Tonight I am enjoying my crew. All of my crew.
It’s been a very good day, but not without some intense challenging moments. And in the grand scheme of things, isn’t that what life itself is like? Because we as believers will go Home when we die (for this world is not our home), so when we look at the afflictions we experience here on earth, they are but momentary in the long view of things. In fact, this day has reminded me of 2nd Corinthians 4. The whole chapter is worth reading, but I’ll put only one scripture here:
Oh, sometimes it certainly does not seem light. Or momentary. Far from it when in the midst of terror. But it is. Even the hardest things. Even the worst. Even the worst. And this affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory—beyond all comparison. I love that phrase, “weight of glory”. So did my “Uncle” C.S. Lewis. Oh, how I long for Home! Soon……we will all be Home together soon.
We’ll end this day together, my children and I, playing a fun game and eating cake before bedtime. And I’ll pray earnestly that God grants peaceful sleep tonight.