This afternoon, as I write this- coach is at Sunday afternoon meeting. You know the one I'm talking about- the one that is always only supposed to be an hour or two. But they have to be there at 2:00, and then the trainer gets there at 3:00, and film is at 4:00, so players leave at 5:00, and coach doesn't walk through the door until 6:00 or so.
And amidst the meeting, coach spent his afternoon after church trying to get the dang lawnmower blades changed, cut the grass, weeding, and all of the things that need to be done to take care of the outside of the house before another busy week.
Which means everything in the house, kids, dogs, and the messes that happened sometime between Wednesday through Saturday all need to be cleaned and managed and ready to go for another busy in-season week.
The baby is crying and desperately needs a nap, the laundry really needs to be folded and put away, and the dishes need to be done. And the grocery shopping still needs to happen. Everything feels overwhelming, and there coach goes out the door with a kiss and a "See you later. I've got to go to my meeting."
Mama. Wife. Girlfriend. Sister. I see you.
And in that moment when it feels like all you need is *fill in the blank* _______________.
Remember, all you really need is Jesus.
A wave of peace came over me this afternoon when I relinquished everything that I needed to get done when I sat and cuddled my crying babe to sleep. And I said, "Lord, let me get done whatever you have for me. And Lord, thank you for reminding me that this baby needs me right now."
You know that song— "In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus. When I am alone, give me Jesus"…
This week, remember when it feels like the weight of the season is on your shoulders these words—
When I'm late getting in the car line— give me Jesus.
When I'm overwhelmed as the baby cries— give me Jesus.
When my toddler is losing his mind— give me Jesus.
When my son is on the sideline—- give me Jesus.
When coach is far from home— give my Jesus.
When everything is going wrong—- give me Jesus.
When we win the hardest game—- give me Jesus.
When it's late, and I'm alone—- give me Jesus.
In every moment of every day— give me Jesus.