Today was such a great day!!!!
The greatest part came at the end… a lesson in bread.
I was lucky enough to be asked to pick up the bread at Avalon Bakery. I say lucky because it means that I had the chance to get a granola bar from there if there were any left. Let me tell you, a granola bar from there makes me SUPER DUPER (and I mean SUPER DUPER!!!!!!) happy! And yes, they had them today so… all smiles! I trekked 6 or so ginormous bags full of tasty bread to my car (I could have stuck my face in all of them!!! YUM!). I brought them to Courage Coffee so that they can be delivered, handed out, bless people, and I was walking in with the first bag. Felix offered to take it, and I (in my typical way) said “that’s ok, I got it (because I did) there are 5 more in the van” and before I could get to the place where the bread went… a certain Pastor (Chilly) told me I had to give up the bag (literally that's what he said, I had to give it up). He didn’t mean that he thought I was going to steal the bread (though someone did try to swipe it while I was loading it today), he meant that I was a girl and boys carry things… and I have had boys literally taking things out of my hands to carry them at RC.
I was perfectly capable of carrying the bags, because I had carried them ALL to my car to load, but it was nice to have someone take the bag that I shouldn’t have been carrying in the first place. I started thinking of all the times I carry things I shouldn’t. Burdens that I should lay down at the feet of Jesus and let Him carry them. Or let my friends help and carry them.
As a single mom, I’ve carried a lot of stuff. A lot of it the consequences of my own sin. Someone had to carry it, and I’m the mom, so I did. Do you really think that I like fixing appliances? Or figuring out what’s wrong with the car? And plenty of other manly things. I’ve got to put those air conditioners back in this summer (YUCK!) but I will because it has to be done. That’s the way it goes.
I’ve been thinking about how in my life I carry too much. Going to be praying about what I should really be carrying.
Lessons from the Bread of Life.