Every Day is Another Page

A recent conversation with a dear friend whose optimistic faith never ceases to inspire.

Rachel: "It's (life is) a story and as an author, I can't help but add my own suggestions and realize His (plans) are gonna be better and since mine are so good, I get excited."
Me: "I more draw comfort from the fact that life's a story and God's the Author...but He's already at The End and He sees all the in-between and important chapters. I just have to keep turning the pages."
Rachel:
"Every day is another page. Remember that.
You can argue pacing for eternity."
We had this conversation days ago. I copied and pasted the above lines into here a day later. Now I come back to finish what I started and just bow my head at the overwhelming fact of how good God is. He knows me better than I know myself, and He knew I needed to re-read the above conversation to get my focus trained back on Him.

I'm reminded of Hebrews 12 when I think of life as a book written by God the Author and Finisher of our faith.

"Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2

The thought of running a race makes me tired. I don't know about you. And my faith can often falter and stumble as much as I physically do but, we are called to run with endurance the race--life--that is set before us. Turning the pages, living and loving the life that is a gift from God. As my friend Rachel said--the pacing of our story we could argue for eternity, especially if we're in the midst of a middle chapter. In the thick of them we want to skim past them and get to an exciting chapter where you just know something big's going to happen. 

But then we miss things. Take things for granted. And the writer of Hebrews doesn't say to only run up to the high, exciting parts of the race, but run through the whole race with endurance looking only up at Jesus. Who hems us in behind and before, right beside us the whole way, giving us the courage to turn each page of every day as they dawn.

Meghan M. Gorecki
Meghan M. Gorecki

Words, history, and grace color my days here in The Burgh where I seek out the perfect coffee and red lipstick.