It's been a very long time since I have spent a 24 hour time span without having left the house.
Today was such a day.
It's been raining cats and dogs here. I don't really know what that statement means except to say, it's been raining a lot. Most of the day it's just been a slow drizzle. The sky one huge, wet, blanket of gray.
I've had no real reason to leave the house. It's not as if that stops me on most days, but today it was a no go. Simply just too much effort. So, I didn't.
Reminded me though, of all those that are shut in everyday due to health reasons or perhaps caring for a loved one that they cannot leave alone. I know first hand what it feels like to have your world stop as everyone else's goes on. It's a funny feeling. Not a ha ha funny, but funny.
There were days and weeks I would spend in a hospital room as a cancer patient. I would come to know the landscape outside my window like the back of my hand. There was an apartment building across the way. I would watch as an elderly lady would come out everyday and sit alone on her porch. Sometimes, I would talk to her. No, she couldn't hear or answer me but I would talk to her anyway. It helped pass the time.
I also counted ceiling tiles in my hospital room promising myself that I would never forget how many there were. Years have passed and of course, I forgot.
In spite of my Baptist persuasion, I became thankful for the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Now, I know, I know, that little lady with the slightly purple/pinkish hair and heavy make up, might annoy some. But from my hospital bed, at any time of the day or night, I could hear someone talking or singing or preaching about Jesus. That was a blessing folks. All God's children have a place and a calling.
Even those with purple/pinkish hair. Goodness knows mine has been every color of the rainbow except purple. Well, come to think of it, it did turn a dark burgundy color right before it all fell out from the chemo, but I digress.
Do you know someone that is shut in today? If so, I encourage you to give them a little visit. I'm sure it would be an encouragement and lift their spirits as well.
As I am finishing this post a new day is on the horizon. The sun will be up in about an hour or so. As always, I'm off to bed. Sometimes I think a better title for my blog would be "Keeper of The Night". Ha! ha!
Be blessed everyone! Jesus loves you and I do too!
~~ For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
~~Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is n Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 8:38-39~