Lights in the Mundane

What's your day-to-day look like? Clients, patients, children, husbands, laundry, dishes, emails, phone calls, you name it. The mundane is at once unique to each of our lives, and the same.
There are some weeks though where there's so much sameness, and more than that—not enough self care and kindness—that an exhaustion can build. No matter what season of life you're in. It happens, we're human.
But what if there was a way to shake up the mundane? The mundane you're so faithful in. Showing up day in and day out to the career, day job, hustle, home and family God's placed you in.
He calls us to be faithful in little things. Entertain strangers and you may be actually entering angels. You know the verses as you plow through your fifth pile of laundry in a day, or the sixth cranky patient who snaps your head off.
You may be one of the most positive people in your home, in your office, what have you—but is it ever a fight? To not get bogged down in the tiring routine that is necessary, but not necessarily inspiring?
Look for the lights.
The pinpricks through the fog, the quick strain of a harmony familiar in the midst of shouting children or twelve people talking at once in a waiting room. Hey, I write what I know here.
Look for the lights.
It may be just listening to an elderly person recount their travels or their doctor son's accomplishments. Or it could be tickling the daylights out of a child and laughing until your tension begins to melt away. Or a surprise text from a friend who never fails to see and hear you—no matter how far away they may be.
There are lights every day of the divine, in the midst of the mundane. Little moments that God sends along to cheer us on. To give us a tiny break. And it's simply because He loves us. It's a part of His strength being made perfect in our weakness—weakness Jesus sympathizes with, having been both God and Man at the same time.
Ease off the accelorator a minute, and take a second to look for a light, this Monday. And know it is God's loving heart towards you that sends it along in the mundane.

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

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