Monday, April 25, 2011

Chosen Personality Not Available

Have you ever had one of these days?

This printer error message made me think of last Friday.  I woke up with a headache and in a bad mood and stressed and worrying over almost anything and upset with God.  I knew I didn't want to be like that, but I couldn't seem to fight it off.  I cried in the shower, burst into tears when my husband said he liked me, and generally moped.  What was I upset with God over?  That Jesus had to die.  That there wasn't another way.

It was Good Friday.  That was a good thing to be contemplating and valuing.  Too often I go through life not realizing the vastness of the decision God made to take the punishment of death for sin upon Himself.  Or not comprehending the price that Christ had to pay.  Or understanding how heart-wrenching (if such sentiments can be applied) for God to watch His Son die.  I see things differently this year, but I still can't fully comprehend.

On Friday?  Greg took me out to Garden of the Gods to climb on some rocks and get some fresh air and get my attention off of ME.  Then we stopped by a Good Friday service and watched as young people testified of their devotion to the Lord and followed Him in baptism.  Such cause for rejoicing!  And then we ended the evening with communion - that physical reminder of God's forgiveness for us.  For ME!  All my sins are washed away!  And yes, my attitude got better.  (Thank you for not just putting up with me on Friday, Greg, but also for embracing and loving me!)

I was talking to a friend yesterday, reminding myself through conversation with her that God's promises never change.  His truth and the faith that He gives are two of our primary tools in fighting discouragement (AND bad moods!).

And the error message above?  The "Chosen Personality Not Available" message?Oh, that's a real error alright!  I snapped that photo this afternoon when trying to print to the office's color printer.  Gotta love a printer with multiple personality disorder!

1 comment:

rettrat said...

gee that is almost as clear as the error messages that I make up....hope you are having a good week.