(image from angalmond.blogspot.co.uk)
Having volunteered to take part in this year's Pause, I have been pretty useless in my posting this time. Sorry!
Since it is the last Sunday in Advent today, I have had plans all week to think of something to post today, and nothing sprang to mind at all. Until three things came together yesterday.
I came home from a lovely Messy Crib service to find an email from Facebook to say that I had been removed as an administrator from the page I created on there. That felt like rudeness, if I am honest - I set the page up a few years ago and it has been instrumental in bringing more people to the real life group that it represents. But another admin can alter the settings, and I am no longer required. Would have been polite if I had been otherwise notified.
A neighbour who is a teacher turned up at the door a few minutes later with a bunch of flowers. She had been given them by a parent at the school on Friday and is going away for the Christmas break to visit relatives, and thought that perhaps we could enjoy the flowers. That was really kind of her, and we have put them in a vase in the sitting room - they are lovely flowers!
And then there is the "followers" on here - up and down like a yoyo! There's 128 for ages, then one leaves, another comes and two more leave......
And my point is? Well, it came to me last night that it is such a good thing that I do not measure my value, my self-esteem, in the way that others treat me. If my self-worth reflected the way the world reacts to me, it would be a difficult life. Thanks to my secure faith in Jesus Christ, I know that I am loved, saved and forgiven in His Mighty Name, and so I rest in Him. And He is all that matters in the end.