So, I was thinking “It is already Thursday and I still have no blog post for the week! Aargh!” Lots of things to say, no time to write. The “blog post” note on my to do list has turned red and pops up on my screen with an annoying sound every so often. What will people think? That I’m lazy? That I’m forgetful? As my anxiety rises, I realize, once again that I have placed myself under the law of my own making. Paul’s words ring in my head: “for we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law.” (Romans 3:28) — even when the law is a nagging task I have carved with my own fingers in a virtual tablet. So, in Christ I am free of even my to-do list and the anxiety about what others might think — or what I might think myself. Christ loves me even when I don;t get my work all done.
John Lennon said “Life is what happens while we are busy making plans.” That is what happened this week. So, by God’s grace — I’ll write to you all next week. Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me……