Like Ants After the Picnic
3.15pm strikes and the campus comes alive. Students scurrying off to refuel for the next few hours. Like ants who have spotted the best picnic and are off to enjoy the spoils of their score. Refuelling for the journey is a God given rhythm.
One of my sons decided eating is overrated. Eating is so ordinary. “What is the point because we just need to do it again in a few hours?” Apparently, a pointless waste of time. Time. Time that could be used to play music, build inventions, read, and craft. However, the world has been set in motion. Everything has a season and a reason… even the ordinary task of eating.
Valuing the ordinary is a gift. We see Jesus using the ordinary in his parables, stories and teaching. Valuing the ordinary rhythms of life takes patience, time, attention, and wisdom. In the ordinary we can enjoy the feast of life God has set out for us. We can value the providers of our meals, the restful much needed snooze, the rejuvenation of play, or the gift of legs to take us on a walk.
We have been blessed here at Carey with a lavish picnic of goodies!! Not only do we have the value of eating together but learning together. I pray you relish this opportunity to refuel for a lifetime of loving, serving and living with Jesus. I pray your ordinary rhythms are filled with the extraordinary presence of a God who cares about the details. I pray you will taste and see that the Lord is so so so so GOOD!