So I had a rude awakening today as I realized I forgot to call the jury duty number the night before… I’ve been on stand by all week. I quickly called at 7:00am and to find out that I need to be in Banning… yes Banning, by 7:30! Yikes! I was freaking out! I don’t know how I got ready so fast! Thankfully people were still in line by 8:15 when I arrived!
This is not my favorite thing to do… it messed up my whole schedule to be truthful and I wasn’t happy. After taking my pepper spray 😬 back to the car I waited in a large room with others to determine our fate. A group of us were then told at 10:00 that we could leave for an early lunch till 1:15! Double ugh! What do you do in Banning for 3 hours? But the Lord reminded me that Oak Glen was a few minutes away and so I set out for one of my all time favorite places! In my frustration the Lord brought me to this place of serenity and absolute beauty. I sat in the paths between the flowers and allowed the Holy Spirit to calm my agitated soul.
What a gift this was! I didn’t deserve it I thought, but that’s how God is… always pouring his grace and mercy upon us sinners! There is beauty all around us we just need to allow Christ to lead us to it and not be blinded by our frustrations. I’m so thankful for my day and for God revealing more of his love to me! I pray when you are frustrated…especially when you are frustrated…that you call out to Christ to experience his peace. Give Jesus your stresses and conflicts it is what he desires you to do. He will guide you and you never know it may be to a dazzling field of poppies!
Have a beauty-filled day my friends!