Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Frazzle Fixed

All the shopping was  finished for this week's Easter tide celebrations yet my mind was headed toward frazzled as I returned home last evening.  As plans swirled around in my head, I  realized I was tired and discombobulated.

Now, there's an oxymoron. Frazzled while celebrating the week of HIS encompassing Grace.

So - I made a command decision to raid E.'s  Easter basket which contained Les Miserables w/ Liam Neeson  - and we three, cozied up and sat entranced.

This plot is so beautiful and screams the themes of sin, bondage, the law, redemption and freedom. We chatted movie thoughts here and there throughout and the discussion  made the digestion of the movie so much better.  So there it was - my frazzle fixed. Choosing to rest and relax in the midst of my work tornado is a struggle for me. While perusing a new poetry book today I found this poem, Two Roads. I thought as I finished it- He not only saved me from death unto life but in the little things as well.  Practicing obedience in "being still and knowing He is God" is practicing, whether it is in the big, or the small, of life.

Two Roads
Two roads lie just before you,
You are at the fork today,
One a downward path to darkness,
One an upward shining way.

Perhaps you've scarcely noticed
The distinction 'twixt the two;
At the start they seem so level
You may be deceived, it's true.

But the further you may travel
After your decision's made,
The greater the distinction,
And the steeper is the grade.

And yet, tho' long you've journeyed
On the low road or the high.
You can still change your direction
If you have the mind to try.

If for years your feet have faltered
A-down the darkening hill,
The change may seem much harder
But you'll make it, if you will.

Or perhaps you may have journeyed
On the upward path of light,
Yet the road is lined with byways,
You may yet go down to night.

Say to yourself each morning,
When preparing for the day,
"I am now, as I am always,
At the fork of life's great way."
-Stillman J. Elwell Windows of Thought

 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. - Paul to the Philippians

4 comments:

Trisha said...

I love that you do Easter baskets, too! :) My Mom always gave me one, and I never thought that's what Easter was about....it was just a wonderful gift that I always looked forward to. So funny that you enjoyed the movie ahead of time. I'll have to check this one out. We love the story but haven't seen a movie version. Have a blessed Easter, Jo!

EJN said...

We are definately a movie family. Literary classics are some of our favorites. So many great themes.
You all have a wonderful time celebrating His goodness and Gift this week. I know you will.
Blessings to you Trisha!

Diane said...

discombobulated.

This is one of my favorite words!
And I do love that version of LesMiserables too.
Lovely poem also.
Have a blessed Resurrection Day sister!

EJN said...

Diane,
Philippians is a favorite of mine, too! Have a lovely resurrection week.
Blessings Dear One,
Jo