it's been a crazy week.
worries about my little girl's health...
worries about finances...
worries about big grandkids' spiritual lives...
it kind of makes me wish things would stay small. kids would stay small. ministry would stay small. houses would stay small. dogs would stay small.
the thing is-
as things grow, i realize this is the way the universe is constructed. to grow, to get bigger, to complicate.
a little child cannot stay small forever.
sweet puppies discover nasty nipping teeth.
churches must grow- or die- and the growth is messy and stressful.
finances must grow to keep up with the everexpanding need and inflation.
grandkids who once sat in highchairs and drooled now sit behind the wheel of my vehicle and beg to be allowed to drive. while listening to very loud music. (no, i didn't let them)
impermanent and changing.
"we shall be changed..." in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye...