I Think I'm Being Laughed At

November 2, 2011 by Rieshy
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One of the advantages of having a lot of children is that  even if you don't have overwhelming worries about any one particular child you can pick and choose various small concerns, add them all together, and lay awake worrying over the sum of all the parts.

It's fabulous.

A couple of weeks ago I was laying awake worrying and unsuccessfully working on not worrying.  I had decided to focus my worry on one of my children's upcoming college midterms- because let's face it, what's the fun in late-night-worries if it is about something that you have any control whatsoever over?

And we all know that possibly poor college midterms will lead to the permanent downslide of a child into madness and depravity, subsequently submerging the earth into war, anarchy and chaos.  And I would be the mom of the child that did it.

Finally I got out of bed and decided to open scripture and do some reading for comfort.  I didn't want to go to Matthew 6 and read Christ's teaching on worry so I flipped open the Bible trying to hit a calming Psalms but something different popped open:

  1 Samuel 2: Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord; for men abhorred the offering of the Lord..... Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel; and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.... And this shall be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon thy two sons, on Hopni and Phineahs ; in one day they shall die both of them.

What?

Oh, yeah, Perspective.  The Bible seems to be full of it.


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3 comments:

Melanie said...

Oh yeah, God definitely has a sense of humor! And I wonder, did my parents worry about my grades? I don't think so!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

teeheee. You kill me.

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I couldn't for the life of me remember the name of your blog.

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I feel so happy.

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