Thursday, December 10, 2020

Unhurried Moments


Year 8-Day 345: Today, I am grateful for unhurried moments.

Have you ever considered the beauty in an unhurried moment? 

"An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth." -Bonnie Friedman

Usually, in this season we are booked, double booked and overbooked. This year is a little bit different. Without the additional events, can we find a little peace and experience joy? 

There are special Christmas and holiday events I am missing. I miss the shared moments, making memories and spending time with special people. On the other side of the coin, slowing down allows us time to make the things we can do more meaningful. It is up to us. 

Special things happen in the unhurried moments. 

I remember John 11 where the raising of Lazarus is recorded.  Mary and Martha sent for Jesus because they feared their brother would die. Jesus did not hurry back. By the time Jesus returned to Bethany, Lazarus was dead and buried. The sisters were hurt and possibly a little angry. 

"When Mary arrived and saw Jesus, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died." - John 11:32

Their dear friend didn't come when they needed  Him most. Jesus did not hurry to Lazarus's bed to heal him. Jesus waited until Lazarus was in the tomb. In the most unhurried fashion, Jesus called Lazarus back from the grave. The people watch in awe.

This season, look for the awe in the unhurried moments. 

Today, I am grateful for unhurried moments.

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