Why is it commonplace for us to respond when someone asks how we are with "Oh, we are so busy! (insert sigh)"? Why does it make us feel important? Why don't we just say: I am exhausted, I missed lunch because my daughter pooped up her back and I was too distracted to eat the four day old chicken in the fridge before we ran out of the house to make it to the grocery store!". Because really, in my world, that's what busy is right now. It's not sitting down with my husband and fully telling each other about our days. It's doing so much "ministry" that we miss actually ministering to people. It's planning for this, and that, and missing the right now.
This is why that little song stuck in my head kind of rocked my world. My daughter is already being taught that there is so much to do. Too much. I want to slow down. Take a breath. Someday, standing in Heaven, I will be devastated, completely wrecked, when Jesus shows me all the times I was "too busy" to do what really mattered. My busyness is not impressing Him. Here's some scripture I need to read and re-read:
Lord, help me.
Gotta run. A plant tipped over and I need to vacuum the dirt before my daughter eats it. Then, you know, slow down.