Last night was a bit of a wash out. Annaliese continued to complain about her belly aching and she wanted to go to the hospital. I assumed it was the flu and did not really want to go, but in the back of my mind I worried if it wasn’t I would be upset with myself. So after she threw up in the van, we sat forever in the ER waiting, and then came home after bedtime. Thankfully it was not too serious – the flu, or a really quick tummy upset because this morning she woke up saying she was fine.
It has warmed up a bit since yesterday, and the snow is getting to the stage of almost slush, very heavy and hard to drive in. I know this because for the millionth time this week I was out shoveling the driveway. There is good and bad with each season, but my back is definitely not impressed at the moment.
The week or so before Christmas break always feels like I am on a roller coaster that is going way to fast, and we are about to fly off at the next turn. I don’t know why at the beginning of December I feel like I can take on the world and smash life right out of the park. It never works that way no matter how hard I try. Next year I will try to fill in the pieces and hopefully have a completed piece of work with links to every day in my 24 devotional advent series before it starts!
Often praise songs go around in my head and I can’t help but sing them over and over again all day long. Some songs that get stuck can be annoying, but whenever a praise song is on repeat I think that is God’s way of drawing me close and reminding me to focus on Him. The Revelation Song is what is in my head today. I am not sure it has anything directly related to the devotional on King David, although I am sharing it. The red thread we are following through the Jesse Tree leads right to this, the birth of Christ and eventually Him claiming His throne in heaven as Son of the Most High.