What incredible wisdom God has used to create life and how it works!
When you are dealing with grief and having to get back to living without your loved one, the daily routine is a form of God's grace. In Hebrews 12:8 it says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever."
Why is that important?
It is true security, a true rock of life.
And routines that we fall back into, things that must be done, can often be done without too much thinking and it gives us structure to the grief. Routines are familiar. Routines are predictable. And when we deal with the craziness and shock of death, we need that predictability to get our feet back on the ground.
God does this daily with us whatever we are dealing with -- think about routines and God's work.
I have been thinking for a long time that our daily chores -- like dishes and laundry and meals and such -- are more like God's work than the big huge ministry type of things.
Because God does His daily chores so consistently. The sun always rises and sets. The air is perfectly balanced with oxygen and carbon dioxide. The wind blows. The trees bloom.
The list can go on and on. There are so many things God does day in and day out that we don't even notice -- partly because we can't notice all God does. There is just too much He does for us to comprehend. But there are some things we can notice -- like daily with those sunrises and sunsets He creates new beauty whether we notice or not.
And the sunshine -- how lovely is that sunshine after a cold winter.
Thank you God so much for a coffee pot that works. Thank you God for a furnace that gives heat. Thank you God for school days and homework and boxes of cereal. Thank you God for my coffee cup and the hours I get to spend reading to my son. Thank you God for the love of family and friends. Thank you God for my routine that helps give peace.