You know I love memes. They are quick, pithy, sometimes funny, sometimes deep. Sometimes a combination of both.
A friend sent me this one:
And it made me laugh, but also it gave me a profound sense of relief. Like a weight was lifted off my shoulders.
My friend, The Janet, is fond of telling me that words have power. Whenever I say anything about myself that is framed in a negative way, she gently corrects me. So reading the above, I can hear her voice in my mind, saying, “Be nice to my friend Rebekah! Don’t call her stupid!”
But at the same time, I know that sometimes I just get it wrong. Sometimes I make bad choices. Sometimes I just don’t think it through. I don’t know everything. And in the midst of an unprecedented year, a pandemic and the accompanying brain fog, sometimes I’m just plain lacking in intelligence.
What a gift to know that God already factored that in. He knows our weak spots and our character flaws. He knows the brain fog and lack of band-width we are plagued with, in the midst of this plague.
So the words of scripture, are true (because this is basically what that meme is saying):
Until tomorrow, dear friends – if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, and I’ll say it a thousand more – trust in God, He’s got this!