This morning in church, our Pastor talked about how we put things off, then have to hurry. He tied it in to the Word by saying that our waiting, or procrastinating can be part of our sinful side, but God's waiting has a purpose, to draw us to depend on him, or so that events will bring about some other part of his plan. Anyway, at the beginning of the service, a video was shown about people being busy every day. At the end it asked if we knew Jesus was coming back today, how would we spend our time.
As soon as the video started, I knew what it was about, and for the first time since Grandma's death, my tears flowed. Then, during different parts of the service, the tears would be triggered again. I was a little embarrassed, but I just let them come, because I needed them to. I put in a prayer request for our family, so people knew why I was crying. But were my tears for Grandma's death? I think she was ready, and really, I lost my grandmother awhile ago. Still, I could have been a source of comfort for her, and she could have been a blessing to me. I think the tears were from a feeling of regret of what could or should have been. I am so thankful for God's forgiveness, and the fact he will not hold a grudge against me for being "too busy" to go see my grandmother.
After church, I told Pastor and some people I know well that this was the first time I had cried since hearing of her death. Now, I need to be in the Word every day, not just the days I get finished with other things on time. I need to seek God's help in how I spend my time. I want to be a better steward of the time God gives me. I know my parents would like to see us more. Any prayers for me along these lines would be appreciated.