Saturday, December 7, 2013

Waiting for Tomorrow!

For quite a while now, I've been posting Life with Lynnie's (LwL) entries, just after midnight, my time.  Meaning, in my time zone.

Please forgive me for not doing so, for this entry.

Today's almost 11 hour delay, is due to the fact that I was absolutely exhausted, last evening. 

Even though it was only a few minutes before 10:30 p.m., I crawled into bed.  And, immediately drifted off to sleep.

Normally, I might wonder why I'm totally worn out.  But, not as of late.

I must explain... that earlier this year my surgeon told me that by this time, era, hour of life, I might be dead.  He explained that with my body trying to fight off two (2) infections, as I've written about in the past, it is a dangerous situation.

So, instead of waiting until the fall/autumn to send Christmas gifts to my family outside Canada, I sent them, early.  Since I had already done the shopping, there was no reason they shouldn't receive them, in case of my death.

And, I did the same for family and friends that I was able to meet with.

I know, you may find that silly.  However, as I said, I felt I wanted those I love to receive the gifts I had for them.

Yes, you may be shocked that I had their gifts so early.  However, as I've written about in the past, I literally shop all year long for birthdays and Christmas, so I don't have to leave it until the last day, to prepare.  This way, I'm ready ahead of time.

Well, I need to qualify this.

Knowing that I was having trouble getting my needed surgery arranged, I didn't think I would be still here, if my operation didn't happen.

To my surprise, I am... still here, on earth.  Still alive.  Still breathing.

The one thing I hadn't done, was to work on my business mail list.  Meaning, write out Christmas cards, and wrap gifts for those people I am grateful for, even though I had purchased many, earlier this year.

This meant having to work hard over the past few weeks.

Yes, I know... I was on sick leave from work.  But, even though I am legally back at work, I am still not working.  At least not in the mainstream of my business. 

Physically, I don't think I am yet strong enough to do everything, myself.  Oh yes, I can do much of what is need to be done.  But, for sure, I would need someone to assist me regarding physical needs.

Still, having a loving heart for others, I didn't want to let anyone think I was forgetting about them, this Christmas. 

Over the past few weeks, aside from what I've been telling you about, my time has been filled with work.  Purchasing.  Wrapping.  Writing out cards.  Preparing for delivery.  And, more.

Doing the actual delivery.  Like I did when I made my last stop just after 10:00 p.m., before heading home.

How thankful I am that tomorrow is my day of rest.  After all, it will be our Lord's Day!

When I think of having a day of rest, I think of  Exodus 31:17, "It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed."

Yes, God made the seventh (7th) day, a day of rest.  And, since the children of Israel comply with what God created for them, there's no reason why I should not.  Nor, other Christians.

The children of Israel are God's chosen people.  We Christians have been grafted in.  So, as chosen people, we truly do need to follow God's teaching, and utilize a day of rest.

A day of rest, honouring Him, is the best day for me.  SONday. 

So, I'll be looking forward to resting tomorrow, on Sunday.  Even if I still have much to do, in the way of making deliveries and visiting with people, here on the sixth (6th) day of the week.

After all, it's the day when I can worship and honour Him, in many ways.


Until next time...

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