Friday, November 25, 2011

Bring Thy Harvest Home

I was home this past weekend in St. Louis. God is good, all the time right? Well this was one of those weekends where it was just really obvious that God is good, even to my limited, tired brain.

I saw my best friend from high school get married. She was glowing and it made me cry - more than once. So many good memories there.

I rode up to StL with another one of my good friends from high school and talked all about being married and trying to understand our husbands. Healing was happening between us, along with a major sugar high from all the now and laters I ate haha. I've got to stop eating a pound of sugar on every road trip!

I got to talk to Alisha face to face which always makes me smile, even if things are complicated. Lots of answered prayers there too.

This weekend my family is all here in Tulsa, eating lots of food, re-enacting the Flesch family singers, playing mario cart, and talking about life. Oh and drinking lots of wine and did I mention eating?! David and Kat were here too. And Spencer's parents. And our whiny little dog who just makes me smile. I just felt really surrounded by people I love (yes I know Blitzy is not a person haha).

And yet there are still confusing things going on. Undercurrents of stress and tiredness and sadness and overwhelmingness in it all. I'm not good at resting either, so that adds to the feeling of sadness I think when I finally pause and sit still for a day or two.

We sang "Come, Thee Thankful People Come" at church this past weekend, and I was laughing inside during the first verse because it's a little hokey to me, but by the final verse I could very much understand where the author was. Come Lord Jesus quickly come.

"Even so, Lord, quickly come, bring thy final harvest home; gather thou thy people in, free from sorrow, free from sin, there, forever purified, in thy presence to abide; come, with all thine angels, come, raise the glorious harvest home."