It is not that I do not have anything to say, but working 12-13 hours a day leaves me with almost no time. I will try to catch up sometime later this week, but the water is rising at work and my knee highs are already under, so I am shifting to my hip boots.
Just to let you know, I have been praying, thinking, and engaging God, even in the midst of all of these demands (Lord, what did you get me into!?). I can say when it comes to feeling the weight of sin, well former feathers are beginning to feel like granite blocks. They say you stress metal while forging it to make it stronger. The key is not too much, too fast or it shatters. Not that I expect to shatter, far from it, but it is challenging to be so stressed.
I want you to know that I believe that God gave me this job. Too many things came together and I am actually a very good fit for this company and it not just because I am willing to put in the hours. But, realistically speaking, I can say that the delivery and production demands here are the greatest I have ever had to deal with, especially in such a short time, bar none. Couple that with my decision to do a more difficult Lent and I think you can get a reasonable picture what life for me is like right now.
Still, my prayer is for grace and peace to be an integral part of your day. I am sorry I don’t have more to offer everyone at the moment (I am writing this while taking a moment’s break from work…), but this stuff has to get done. There is no other option. Dates cannot be changed. We have to “just do it”, whatever it takes.
So, remember me in your prayers. I think of you who read this and wish I could keep to my original schedule of daily meditations that are worth reading. They are floating in my head, but getting them online is just not possible. My hope is that God will fill the lack, since a good start needs a decent finish, and that we will all be the better for it in the end.
Lord have mercy. Christ have mercy. Lord forgive us. Christ forgive us. Lord bless us. Christ bless us. Amen.