Friday, April 3, 2009

Of Good & Bad, Ups & Downs

Well, the last couple of days have had their share of swings for me! On a positive note, Kizzy has finally realized that there is more to a walk, than just a walk. On the other hand,she loves the rain so she tends to take her time "taking care of business" when I would like to get out of the rain.

On a doubly sad note, the baptisms that were schedule for Sunday have had to be postponed. The mother/grandmother/great-grandmother of the ones to be baptized died suddenly today. So, instead of baptisms on Sunday, it is a funeral (OK, service of the Resurrection) on Monday.

On a positive note, I will be going to Princeton on Tuesday to celebrate Amy's birthday with her. I originally was scheduled to lead a Lenten lesson that night, but now the other preacher is doing it (to prepare for Maundy Thursday.)

I guess what I am saying is that life is normal! We all have ups and downs, good and bad happening to us at all times. It is how we deal with the situations that makes all the difference. As we move into Holy Week, this is an important thing to remember. Jesus had to deal with ups and downs as well--from the Triumphal Entry to the Crucifixion in less than a week! Just as Jesus deal with the good and the bad situations in order to fulfill all righteousness, let us all strive to do the same!

1 comment:

Rosella said...

I will send you an umbrella and a slicker. You had better find some wellies for your feet.
So sorry about the death. It should make their baptism all the more important to them when it is time to do them.