An Extended Absence

Posted On October 23, 2009

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The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

They are planted in the house of the Lord;

they flourish in the courts of our God.

They still bear fruit in old age;

they are ever full of sap and green,

to declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no

unrighteousness in him.  Psalm 92:12-15 ESV

Yes, it has been a full 8 weeks since I have posted to this blog!  During my absence. . .

I severely injured my back, and had surgery to remedy the problem;

I became a grandmother for the second time (my two daughters had their babies 32 days apart; one in AK and one in OR)

I lost a friend to cancer;

I turned 52;

I celebrated my 30th wedding anniversary (since I was recovering from back surgery and my husband subsequently injured his back again, we didn’t do much “celebrating”);

Of course, 56 days of “life” happened during my hiatus.  Paying bills, cleaning house, visiting the sick, listening to hurts, comforting the grieving, holding a baby, drinking coffee with a friend, church, work, home, family. . .

So, why this passage?  During this particular season, when I have been home because I can’t drive or sit up very long, and am weak from surgery and must very gradually build strength so as not to do further injury —

I find myself wondering, Lord, my work for you isn’t over because I’m still alive; but I certainly can’t “work” like I used to.  What is my place now?  Where do I fit?

I can be that flourishing cedar in the house of God.  Ever-growing, still lush and green even though years and years from a sapling.  I can be rooted and grounded in God and His Word.  I can declare, from my years of walking with Him, that He is absolutely upright; there is no unrighteousness in Him.  He is faithful; He is good.  As long as I have breath in my body, I will tell of all His wonderful works!

One Response to “An Extended Absence”

  1. sister sheri

    Blessed words for today! You have been very busy. Congratulations on your grandbabies… what fun!

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