Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19:8-11; I Corinthians 1:22-25; John 2:13-25
A young mother began her journal entry at the end of a very long day. She writes,
I told my husband I got no work done today. I was home with a sick kid with a mysterious illness that wouldn’t go away. I realize I have slipped back into my old ways with that statement. My old beliefs said I have to be productive to have a worthwhile day. If I dig a little deeper, my old beliefs said I had to produce to be worthy.
I did not get any work done today that generated any part-time income. Instead, I laid down beside my child, who was so nauseated that even watching TV made him feel bad. I did loads of laundry, cleaning up after him. I didn’t open my laptop once but opened my day to be wholly devoted to the one who needed me the most.
I felt like I didn’t work today because I didn’t do the work the world values…