I just got back from Wal-Mart. It was an emergency run for Valentine craft supplies. You know the drill…7:45 AM, on the way out the door and a child hands me a note from school saying they need to bring “rick rack, glitter, etc” to decorate their Valentine box. Great. Seeing how I banned glitter after from our home after only one craft session with my kids and I’ve never had a use for rick rack, I had none of these supplies in my house.
And thus, the quick trip to Wal-mart.
At the store I heard a little boy ask his mom….“Are we in Houston?” She said “yes.” To which he then replied rather dejectedly…..“well I’d rather be in San Antonio.”
Totally cracked me up. I wanted to turn to him and say …“Buddy, I know how you feel. Lot of places besides Wal-mart I’d rather be too.”
I was still chuckling about it on the way home and thinking of all the places I’d rather be right now. I’d love to be at the beach, New York, Disney….shoot, I wouldn’t even mind San Antonio, but Houston is where I am.
And I know a whole lot of you would rather be other places too. And I’m not necessarily talking destinations, but circumstances. Until a few months ago, I hadn’t even heard the term global recession. Now I have close family and many friends who are looking for jobs. Another friend has a husband with cancer and a house that burned. Another, her husband left….and it was devastating.
Some of us wish we had different houses, some of us which we lived in different states and some of us wish we led different lives.
And I don’t know what to say to any of that. I wish I could change things, but I can’t. I wish I had answers, solutions…jobs. But I don’t.
But I do know this verse (Psalm 62:8)….“Trust in him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”
As Thomas Paine once said, “these are the times that try mens (and womens!) souls”.
Maybe memorize that verse from Psalms, for sure pour out your hearts to him and KNOW that he is our refuge.
And when the times are better maybe we should all go to San Antonio!