Fall Break at RCA (Rhea County Academy) has arrived! We’re resting. As difficult as it is for me, I plan to take two complete days off of work. At the end of the break, Celena and I will be flying to Las Vegas for a wedding. I’ll have to work the first half of the week so I can truly enjoy our time with family and friends in Nevada. In the midst of my resting bookends and my productivity, I plan to continue reading. This morning I read the book of James. We’re going to meditate upon this very practical book in Sunday School in the morning. I was particulary struck by this encouragement in the first chapter: “But the brother of humble circumstances is to glory in his high position” (1:9). Those words reminded me of what I have been reading in Ephesians. Because of Christ, I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in heaven (Eph. 1:3) and I have been seated with Christ in the heavenly places (Eph. 2:6). If you think I fully grasp any of that, I have some ocean front property in Arizona I’d love to sell you! Only eternity will reveal the full-revelation of the meaning “in Christ”! However, I am rejoicing today! Circumstances find me “humble” (translated: financially-ouched). But in Christ I am blessed! At the beginning of Fall Break I am resting, reading and rejoicing! Won’t you join me?!
Reflections on the Quest: Resting, Reading, Rejoicing