Wouldn't you know it? The painters are coming to start work on our house tomorrow and a monsoon is bearing down on us. It seems like that is the story of our lives isn't it. Just when we finally make a decision, there is always something that comes up to stand in our way like a road block.
No one ever said life would be easy. The truth is that since the fall, we have had to struggle to get ahead. I like what Scott Peck said in his book, "The Road Less Traveled." The opening sentence is this: "Life is difficult. Once you understand this it gets much easier." In other words there are no free passes. Each and every one us has to walk the walk every day. The good news is that God cares and he has promised to walk with us. That was the message at Christmas. God is with us. He has made a commitment to enter our world and encourage us onward and even carry us when we stumble.
So let the rain and wind come. There will be another day and the job will get done. Praise God.