Dropping the box of books down on the first step of the stairs going to the second floor, I slid down next to it. I couldn’t lift another item. Every muscle ached and my
stomach growled for lack of food. Even if we had the refrigerator off the truck and plugged in we still wouldn’t have any food and who knew where the closest grocery store
was. It’s time like this that I unpack my favorite verses and apply them to my weary bones.
I think of the verse: “Isaiah 40:31
New International Version (NIV)
“…but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”
Change is exhausting. Changing houses, changing schools, changing neighbors, changing doctors, changing grocery stores ,changing churches changing Little League teams,
changing youth groups… all these adjustments take the wind out of us. Our natural rhythm of life has scattered and we become weary with the newness of it all. But God
promises to give us back our energy and vitality as we hope in Him.
Not only will we be renewed, we will soar like the king of the birds- the majestic eagle. If you watch an eagle, you see grace in motion. This bird spends half of his flight time
flapping his wings, but the other half soaring. Soaring means coasting, gliding, and moving to the heights. It speaks of the pleasure of the journey. And life is a journey
whether you move or stay put.
I have a story in a moving anthology book. (Yes, moving books have anthologies). It’s called: Moving Tales: Adventures in Relocation. (Yes, I know you didn’t know moving
could be an adventure….needed to read Changing Zip Codes). Tackling a subject where humor is desperately slim, several authors have contributed their funniest moving
stories. As therapy for surviving another move, I wrote a story about a sliding refrigerator and a back door get-away for a moving manager. Curious? Needing a laugh after a
big relocation? Check out the book. Here are the Amazon links:
http://tinyurl.com/aw8crth for print version
http://tinyurl.com/bzo6cez for the ebook version
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