Apologies for so much silence lately.
I actually have several attempted drafts sitting in this account, none of which I feel are good enough to publish. This one isn’t either, but there you go.
I’ve decided to share a little snippet from my life this weekend.
God told me to make banana bread.
Ok, no, he didn’t actually come out of the sky and say “Make ye bread of bananas.” Nothing that Monty Python-ish.
And no, no interior locutions. I’m not that special.
But nevertheless, I was sitting at my kitchen table Sunday night, checking emails or Facebook or engaging in some other mode of escapism, when my mind was drawn to all the things I’d heard this weekend about vocation, and doing God’s will in our lives.
I had heard a story this weekend about a married couple who were missionaries, and it stirred up my continued longing to do something more, something different, something radical in service to the Lord.
So I looked up at the crucifix above the front door and said, “What do you want me to do?”
My eyes then went over to the bananas that were sitting on my counter, just hitting that point between “too ripe to eat comfortably” and “let them sit one more day so I won’t feel as bad about throwing them out” and I kid you not, in the span of a moment, this is the rapid-fire stream of thoughts that came through my head:
God’s will is always expressed through the lens of your Vocation, big-“V”.
Your Vocation is to marriage- specifically, to be James’s wife.
Remember that line in Proverbs or something where it says a good wife makes stuff out of other stuff and whatnot?
You could totally be like that and make banana bread, instead of waiting another day and throwing those out.
So I made banana bread. On the seventh day.
And it was good.