Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Today, we received more rain than the previous days.
I baked and watched the rain and listened to the thunder.
I sewed a bit and visited with a old friend. It is so wonderful
to get caught up this week.
My husband is off of work now until Monday. I am so excited.
What I like about his working at the company he works for now is
he will be really home. I feel so sorry for people who have to be on call
and we lived on call for 22 years. Every Christmas, birthday, vacation
nights and days always living with the phone ringing. We never really
were unplugged. He took a laptop every where he went. Now it is so nice,
yes, he can still get into places to do work, but now he doesn't have to and
the really good thing is the lap top is at work. Total freedom.
You know how women get all upset if you bring up the word " submission,"
I know I used to be that way, and sometimes I do get my eyebrows really pointed,
but after all of these years of watching my husband be on call, and never complaining,
of being talked to meanly when things broke, well, I have learned submission by watching
him by submitting to those in authority.
In a book called The Mark of a Man, p 77 it says,
" The offering up of oneself for the sake of others--- this is the price of
real authority. It was because Christ "humbled himself"---to the point
of dying---that HE is now lifted up above all other in heaven or earth.
His exaltation required His humiliation. The way up is down."
"And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and
became obedient to death---even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:8)
I was thinking of that as I go about my really nice life. I cook and I clean,
but for the most part no one tells me what to do. I get really spoiled. I was
thinking of that because Jesus became a baby born in a manger, he also submitted
to his earthly parents. I always wonder, how He was perfectly submissive,
to people He created.
I think about these things during Christmas.
Have a great rest of the week, we might get sunshine. I am really looking
forward to it.