I have had a few unexpected surprises in the last few hours. Last night I rolled over in bed to discover a child balancing precariously on the edge of the mattress. Surprise! Once I identified which son it was (I’m in denial that my youngest is as long as he is, and with both boys blonde, I usually have to take a moment to identify them in my sleepy stupor), I guided him back to his own bed.
On Tuesday mornings, Mike attends Men’s Fraternity ( a Bible Study) at our church with 100+ other men. It starts at 6 a.m.! So, I’m guessing it was about 5:45 when I nearly jumped out of my skin at the feel of real lips on my own. Surprise! We kiss good-bye every morning, but in a dead sleep it freaked me out!
Two hours later I had downed an extra large coffee and sucked down a protein shake. I stood in the shower longer than usual in an attempt to psych myself up to start our school day shortly. This is a bizarre question, but do you have a very specific shower routine? I mean…wash the left arm first, then the right, then… You know what I mean? Well, I do and for whatever reason, I broke the routine this morning. I won’t be doing that again. I ended up with serious soap in my contact-clad eyes and was in misery for the last few minutes of my shower. That’s probably why I missed the announcement of my next surprise. I turned off the water, slid open the door, and began feeling for the clean towel I’d left on the toilet seat. Surprise! My hand met flesh and a perky little voice chirped, “Hi, Mommy!” My five year old was perched on the potty.
A few minutes ago my preteen passed through my room and as she cleared the doorway she said, “I love you, Mom!” Surprise!
It’s not quite nine a.m. yet and I feel like I’m on the edge of my seat. I most likely have a good 14 hours of awake time ahead of me and I can only imagine the surprises God has instore for me. Several times His Word reminds us …”Do not be surprised…”
‘…that I say “You must be born again.” ‘ John 3:7
“…at the painful trial you are suffering.” 1 Peter 4
‘…if the world hates you.” 1 John 3
If Jesus does something unexpected… John 4
I don’t know what your day holds for you. Neither do I know what He has in store for me, but I’m ready to be amazed and surprised by His blessings. Surprise!