Tuesday, April 19, 2011

for that grace...

On a week that should be completely focused on the incredibly extravagant love of my Savior, I will be honest...
I'm failing miserably.

I'm grumbling, I'm tired, and I'm pretty sure most of my sentences start with "I" or "me".
Its awful.

Whats more awful is that I'm aware of how self centered I'm being and really can't seem to get a grip on it.
I work a three day weekend this weekend. Yep, thats right, Good Friday, Saturday, and Easter Sunday alllll at the hospital. And I am trying so very hard to do as I always do when I have to work the holidays. I try to remember, I am fortunate that I get to go home at the end of 12 hours and sleep in my own bed, next to my husband, with my puppy. I am not in the hospital for months on end (yes, months...one of our ladies on the unit has been there for 3 months!).
I should be grateful. I should remember that I don't have to be in a church to celebrate my Risen Lord, I can be in a state of worship on the 9th floor of the hospital. Its all in how I choose to handle it.

So tonight, after 12 long, tiring hours dealing with not so easy peasy patients...I came home and thank goodness for Amber's Blog...

I can't resist but re-share this quote from Anthony @ Beginning to Pray

"This week we pilgrimage with the Word made flesh to the Cross. We walk with crowds who welcomed Him, souls who could not stay awake with Him, souls who betrayed Him, souls who denied him, souls who falsely accused Him, souls who mocked Him, souls who abused Him, souls who ignored Him, souls who condemned Him, souls who were too afraid to stand for Him, souls who ran from Him, souls who wept over Him, and souls who followed Him. This week I remember that I have been, in different ways, all these souls - and it is time to ask the Lord for his grace get up and follow Him on the Way. This week, whoever we are, Christ crucified looks on us with love - his eyes searching for our eyes, his heart thirsting for ours."

So I'm praying for that grace, and that strength to get up and walk side by side with Him.
Happy Happy Easter Week!!

(And thank you thank you Amber for sharing such a great post, I needed that!)

What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

1 comment:

  1. Dear Katie,

    Your labour is not in vain.

    May you and your loved ones be blessed this Easter weekend! May Christ’s message of eternal life fill you with love.

    ♥... In His Love, Kerrie


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