Manage episode 341272695 series 2030646
Oh, Monday morning woe!
Dishes piled in the sink, counters overloaded with random bits, laundry mounting high out of the hampers. Extra gunk on the floor, toys left out, books strewn everywhere.
Everywhere I looked, I saw evidence that I was starting the week behind.
Everywhere I looked, I saw that I did not spent the weekend as I ought. I clearly did something wrong.
I used to think that I had to earn Sunday rest.
After all, I couldn’t actually rest if the house was a mess. Who could expect that?
So, if the house wasn’t up to snuff, I’d be cranky or despondent – which is simply another form of disobedient.
But, like salvation itself, Sunday rest is not something I earn. It’s something I receive, right where I’m at. I might not like where I’m at, but that’s where God intervenes, nonetheless.
I don’t have to pretty myself up or set myself up for success.
In this way, every Sunday, whether the house looks good or not, whether I look good or not, whether I feel ready or not, I experience again in a small taste what salvation by grace is like.