It is 11p. as I’m writing this post. We’ve had a busy day going our separate ways, doing the things we need to do.
Tom had doctors appointments, phone calls about business opportunities, and an after dinner get together with a friend for his birthday.
I had a lunch get together with life-long girlfriends, a rescheduled afternoon tea to celebrate the 9th birthday of a dear friend’s daughter, a phone call to comfort another friend facing separation from her husband and possible divorce, and talking with one of my daughters about parenting issues.
But what I love most about the life God has given us, in the midst of all these interruptions and planned events as husband and wife, is the everyday routine of it all. Tom is grinding his coffee beans so they’ll be ready first thing in the morning as he sits to have his quiet time with the Lord. The dishwasher is working to clean the dishes from the excellent dinner our daughter and her boyfriend cooked for us for dinner last night. There is a joy to be found in the rhythm of life, those things we do everyday without thought.
When we were first married we didn’t know what the beat of marriage was all about.
We had to think through everyday decisions. But slowly, over the years we’ve heard the cadence and started joining in to the constant pounding of life as it is lived to glorify God.
Can you hear the rhythm? It is there in all circumstances. It is the rhythm of God’s heart beating for you…for me. He gave His all so we could join into the march of the ages. A march that will continue moving forward until the Day…that glorious Day when we will finally, at last, see Him face to face. This is where true joy is found–in Him–no matter the trouble, no matter the difficulty.