2009 has brought with it the feeling that I am cramming for finals. The only problem is, the class seems to be The Art of Dying 101.
Since I have long resolved that Jesus is sovereign and there is something to be learned in all of life's experiences, I am left pondering just what Papa has for me in all this!!
If He wants me to contemplate the brevity of life and try and make each day count...it's working. If He wants me to learn to have an eternal perspective and not be so focused on the trivialities of life...it's working. If He wants to develop a deeper compassion in me...it's working. If He wants me to learn at a deeper level to mourn with those who mourn and rejoice with those who rejoice...it's working.
Maybe there's more...I guess time will tell. In the meantime, I am thankful His love for me is so deep that He feels the need to continue to refine me and gently school me in the mysteries of life...and death!