The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.
My husband, Danny, doesn't make many business trips, but, when he does, I am not a happy camper. Because, until just recently, I can never go along.
Working full time and caring for his boys preclude entertaining any idea of accompanying him. It's not that I mind staying at home and juggling the tasks.
It's that I miss him. Miss him coming home in the evening after work. Sitting down with me. Sharing the news of his day. Wanting to hear about mine.
Not that, while he is away, Danny doesn't call me or send e-mails. He does.
But, it's not quite the same . . .
It's bits and pieces and snatches of information. It's hard for me to connect the dots. To see the big picture.
And, there's always something I mean to tell him. And, forget. Remember when I'm about to go to sleep and it's too late to call.
Oh, how I look forward every moment to the day Danny is home!
And, after what seems like an eternity, when that day arrives, all is well with my soul.
Now, in showing me the many photos he's taken while away and talking about the people and events he's experienced, Danny makes me feel as though I am part of it all.
He's so eager to share and I to listen. I watch the missing pieces of the story fall into place. See the picture revealed by connected dots.
So grateful he loves to share.
So grateful to have him home.
Do you have someone special with whom you enjoy sharing your day?
Will you pray with me?
Thank You, Father, for always being there to listen to us when we go to You in prayer. You know all our comings and goings even before we share them with You, but You enjoy hearing them all the same. To You be all honor and glory. Amen.
Psalms (83) 42, 43 or 85, 86
Genesis 46:1-7, 28-34
1 Corinthians 9:1-15