Arise and See
Do you ever have those days, when you're already tired and just wanting to go home? A day when you get really close to finishing for the day and then something happens to set you back? That just happened to me. We finished up an awesome week of Vacation Bible School. I'm finishing this email, being the last thing I need to get done this week and the website that I use to make these emails glitches. It erases the last hour or so it took me to write the meditation.
Now, I bet this caused some sort of reaction. Maybe a sympathetic grunt in frustration from personal experience, or a shaking of the head in "why didn't you save your work sooner" or maybe an eyeroll at #first world problems. For me, this set back almost made me close my computer and quit for the day. I don't know who all opens these. I'm tired from being with kids all morning and week. I just don't want to write my meditation over. Instead, I'm not only writing it again, but its message has completely changed.
Romans 8:28 says, "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." In having my work erased, I'm forced to look at the message anew. I'm not able to simply go with the first draft. I'm forced to question, "Was my original message something someone needed to hear or just my own ego in something to share?"