to-do lists

Run, run, run… there is still sun.

Don’t stop, don’t wait, hurry, push, shove, move, grumble, complain. 

“It’s not fair, it’s not going my way. Why can’t you do exactly what I want today?”

So much complaining, not enough listening.

Doesn’t anyone want to find the middle ground at all?  

I wonder and wonder when I watch the world around me, 

will they ever stop and see the true beauty?

Why do we think that our To-Do List will give us value and worth?

Is that really what you think of Christ’s birth?

We don’t have to struggle, we don’t have to strain,

we don’t have to take the Lord’s name in vain.

This world is difficult, full of sorrow and sadness, 

but take heart– with Christ there can be joy and gladness!

I watch those I love push and shove

against the very ones 

who long to hold them close.

Do not worry, do not fear,

do not let the anxiety keep you

from Hope my dear.

We can believe, we can hope, we can rest, we can laugh, we can play…

that To-Do List will still be there for another day.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

Who by worrying can add a single hour to his own life? Luke 12:25


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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