Today was another relaxing, uneventful day. Gavin finally made it out the door this morning with his Dad for a day of hard earned wages at the sign company. That left just the girls behind while the menz went off to work.
Gavin and Greta constructed an enormous fort upstairs in the loft yesterday that they intended to sleep in last night – but of course it never works out like that. They both wound up in their own beds at 11:30 pm after “irreconcilable differences”. The fort still remains and Greta was excited to show it off to Nora. We hooked Nora up to one of the portable oxygen tanks and brought her upstairs to see what the fort life was all about.
There wasn’t too much to do in there after awhile, so we went back down to the Milkies Café.
The KLOVE Encouraging Word today was a verse out of second Corinthians. It isn’t a verse I’d heard before and it was especially thought provoking. It reads:
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
(2 Corinthians 4:17 NLT)
I was slightly taken aback to read that something I’ve often regarded as THE single most difficult thing I’ve ever been faced with seems to be reduced down to a pesky mosquito bite in God’s terms. Instead of assuming that this verse must be talking to someone who misplaced their car keys — CERTAINLY not me — I heaved a sigh of relief to look at my troubles in a different light. Yes, apparently this applies to me too. I can’t find any microprint disclaimers anywhere. Small and temporary? Really? I already see the production of glory, but to imagine that it will vastly outweigh all of this pain and it will last FOREVER made chills run down my spine and tears stream down my cheeks. What, o what in the world is God doing, I can’t begin to imagine… but I have a feeling it’s going to be AWESOME. Permanently awesome. THIS. ISN’T. ALL. THERE. IS.