You are exhausted, hungry, vulnerable, and getting ready to start what you know from the outset is going to be a difficult, if not impossible, task.
You feel stretched to the limit, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.
It could be the night before a final exam, a big presentation at work, a decision that you know is going to radically impact your own life and the lives of those you love the most. You know the task before you will take everything you’ve got—and there are no assurances that you will prevail.
Then someone, apparently kind and compassionate, aware of your travail and the challenge before you, comes to you and says, “I can make this work for you! Here, take my hand, and let me show you an easier way.”
What would you do?
Would you listen? Would you think, “Thank goodness—a savior has shown up? Someone who really understands what I’m going through?”
Or would you say, “No shortcuts for me. No pre-assured victories on my plate. No matter what this costs me, I will take the high road.”
More, tomorrow, March 13, 2011, in worship, First UMC Krum. Holy Communion, 9:30; 9:55-10:00 break; 10:00 a.m., service resumes with music, children's time, and message.
Don't forget daylight savings time begins tomorrow!