I'm excited today.
I'm excited about the dessert that's under the broiler right now - pear halves with goat cheese, sprinkled with butter, cinnamon and sugar. Oh my!
I'm excited about my new glasses. I've never had glasses before so I just experienced the "oh my gosh, I can see" feeling that comes with trying on glasses for the first time. I'm headache free today for the first time in two weeks. Yea for curved glass.
I'm excited about playing at my sister's wedding. While "Clair De Lune" is no joke and I have a lot of practice ahead of me, it makes me happy that Sarah wants to hear it on the big day.
I'm excited after having a productive day. Between potty training and headaches, I forgot how much work I can get done in a day. With spring upon us and the landlords coming for dinner this week, I'm on a cleaning streak. So nice to feel like I'm getting the house under control again.
Most of all (saved the best for last), I'm excited about God. I'm not always most excited about God, unfortunately, but today, I'm really excited. So what has me so excited? God uses really screwed up people to do really awesome kingdom work. Consider the cast of characters:
Moses - murderer and fugitive with a speech impediment who led the Israelites for 40 years
Gideon - the cowardly farmer who took 300 men into battle against 10,000... and won!
David - the baby of the family, the shepherd and artist who became the greatest king Israel ever had
Daniel - the slave boy in a foreign country who became chief advisor to the most powerful man in the world
Paul - He hunted and killed Christians before becoming the greatest Christian missionary of all time
As for the girls,
Esther - also a captive in a strange land who became queen of a huge empire and saved the Jews from extinction by serving three dinners
Elizabeth - the old, barren woman who gave birth to the greatest profit of all time, John the Baptist - who had a beard bigger than DH's, ate bugs, lived in the desert and was called the greatest man in history by Jesus Christ
How can we not love the Bible with characters like this in stories so huge?! How can we not be encouraged by the mighty way God uses not just ordinary but unlikely people to accomplish huge feats?
That's why I'm excited!