....I should be doin' laundry, or dishes, or cleaning, or cooking, or sewing, or teaching the children or reading the Bible, or any number of other things. I always have these grand ideas and plans, yet somehow, someway, I always end up doing what I shouldn't.
This hymn (LSB 696) is the Hymn for the Day this coming Sunday and therefore the hymn we are trying to learn by heart through this week's Congregation at Prayer. Pastor chose vs 1 and 4 for the goal of learning by heart. I'm really enjoying verse 4:
Lord, let me win my foes With kindly words and actions, And let me find good friends For counsel and correction. Help me, as You have taught, To love both great and small And by Your Spirit's might To live in peace with all.
Those lines "and let me find good friends for counsel and correction" struck home this time more than ever. I think of all you who do this for me and I thank God for giving me you. Dear friends, know I'm thinking and praying for you more this week than normal.