Well, I have to make a confession – I tried to snowboard on a sprained ankle. I thought I had recovered enough to enjoy some riding w my family, but alas, I was sorely mistaken, in the literal sense. So unfortunately, my choices were to be in pain all day, slow down my family who would have to wait for me all the time & risk further injury or sit on the sidelines while my family enjoyed a great day of skiing. Grrrrrrrr. At this point in my life, I don’t see the X Games in my future, but I do have to be up to speed for some upcoming Saving Moses travel. So I opted for the sideline view of a beautiful mountain.
Here’s the great part of this stupid injury – each of my kids took a turn to hang out with me so I’d not be alone. Just so you know, I have no problem being alone, but to have solo quality time with each of my kids is nothing less than sublime bliss. Maybe when we are forced to slow down, it helps us to appreciate what is so vital in all of our lives – relationships. This is a unique perspective on what Paul said in Philippians 3 – I want to know Christ and the fellowship of His suffering, along with the power of His resurrection. We often follow strength, but some of the best fellowship can occur around hardship, suffering & difficulty. Selah