I got up a little after 5:00 am this morning because I had to be at work by six to turn on the lights and the heat in the office and get the van warmed up before starting out on my route to pick up some of our employees. I had a busy day at the office – never stopped all day. Got home a little after 5:00 pm tonight and got to visit with David, Dianne, and Aiden for a little while. They just left and I headed to the bedroom to find my flannel pajamas. Suddenly, I looked down and started laughing! Oh my, this is what I saw!
Yep – I’ve been wearing one brown shoe and one black shoe ALL DAY LONG! Not only did I not notice it, evidently NO ONE ELSE did either! I’m not quite sure what that says about any of us! It probably says that we’ve all had a long week, and we’re tired, very tired.
Isn’t it interesting that sometimes, we don’t see things that are literally right in front of our faces? The plan of salvation is a great example – you must hear the truth in order to believe it (Romans 10:17). You must be convinced that a change of life is necessary by repenting of your past sins and rethinking your future actions (II Corinthians 7:8-11). Enthusiasm for your newfound knowledge and love for Christ will cause you to gladly confess that you believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God before others (Matthew 10:32). This will lead us to “Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4). God gave us His Word. He made sure that His plan was simple and easy to follow, for “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance (II Peter 3:9). He made the plan, but He allowed us the choice as to whether or not we follow it.
Sometimes we fail to see what it right in front of our faces. Are you paying attention? Simply blessed, Courtney