Last Friday I was up at 5:00 a.m. so I could drive over an hour to get set up for, and then facilitate, an all day teacher training session. One of the topics of the day was states of matter…solid, liquid, and gas. At 5:00 a.m., RA made me feel quite stiff and it took a while to get going. Solid was a good description for my state of matter at that time. Within a few hours, the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the day, combined with the adrenaline of preparing to present to a group of people, plus a triple shot hazelnut latte really got me going. Gas would be a good description of my state of matter at that point. By the end of the day, after being on my feet all day and being in a constant state of being “on”, my state of matter changed into liquid…I felt like a puddle spreading out on the floor. But I couldn’t head home for any rest. That evening I drove to a retreat center where I met my wife and other leaders from our church for a two day retreat. Over the next 26 hours, the puddle failed to solidify and the prednisone pills were pulled out (I keep them handy but try to avoid using them). It’s taken a few days to reach a better state of equilibrium. But even though my body was constantly changing states of matter over the past few days, I again was reminded how wholly dependent I am on the steadiness of the Creator of my body and soul.
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