Yesterday I forgot the neighbor kids at the bus stop.
The two girls waited on a rock until the older one said, “Let’s just walk.” Eventually, they ran into an elderly couple who let them borrow a cell phone.
Sigh. Not surprising.
The bus stop incident reminded me of a time I watched my girls play.
They tried to build a brick fort. The bricks jetted out in this position and that. The idea was big, but the bottom support proved weak, and the brick castle fell again and again.
That’s what happens when you build in too many directions. Things fall.
I read this verse, and it nailed me right where my little building self is today.
Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat. Psalm 127:1-2
Rising early and toiling late? Who me?
May you not spend the day toiling and when you build, may you let God lay some serious plans. Oh, and if you forget the neighbor kids at the bus stop, may a sweet, old couple pick them up and walk them home (I threw that one in for good measure. You know, just in case).
Happy Thursday, friends.
Question for you: How will you spend your day? Oh, and by that I mean working? Chasing kids? Chasing dreams? Trolling Twitter (More to come on my secret Twitter crush. What? A girl can change her mind).