So I’m walking to church and it’s kind of raining: the cold, drizzly sort that blows straight in your face.
But the week’s been one of those and I need the fresh air. So I pull up my hood, dig in my pocket for my iPod and click to a favourite uplifting podcast.
“Welcome to the God Centred Mom!” says Heather perkily, before suddenly cutting out.
I fiddle with the leads – sometimes these headphones are temperamental – but no: nothing.
I glance down at the screen and I’m not at all surprised to see that the thing’s given up, because I’ve been using it so frequently without recharging it.
“Connect to power,” the screen reads.
I had to smile to myself. I was hoping the podcast would be a good way to avoid me having to ‘connect to power’.
Sometimes when we’re tired and weary, it can be so much easier just to push God away.
But His love refuses to go away, however much we try to fill our days with noise and activity.
And He understands all that we walk through, because He’s never not been right there alongside us.
Oh, love that will not let us go: we rest our weary souls in thee.