This has been a very. long. day. I stopped and got a Caramel Macchiatto (with skim milk of course) and listened to “Lost” and “Fix You” by Coldplay on the way to work.
I started out standing on the side of the road leading to the back of the school. People who know me would stop and ask if I needed a ride. “nope, just waiting for a truck driver from the prison” I said. If I had been holding a can of beer, wearing a tube top, and sporting a tattoo, I would say that I had turned into a bad country song, but no – I was waiting on delivery of 50 computers and monitors from the prison computer recovery program.
(I can hear David Allen Coe singing “You Never Even Called Me By My Name” playing in the background)
Next I had to run to Central Office for a tech meeting where we learned all about upcoming changes. The meeting only lasted an hour and ten minutes which was better than the last one. (Cue Elton John singing “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” – well not really, it wasn’t that bad. That’s the only song I could think of for meetings)
Then I wolfed down a part of my lunch and picked up Dale to go to the Texas Scholars Awards ceremony. This was my second year in a row to have a child there – and my last.
Background music “Another Brick In The Wall”
Went back to work and made sure we had everything ready for online testing tomorrow. Answered some email, got some phone messages, installed Adobe Flash Player on some computers that needed it for the class in the lab, and the storm started move in (Eric Clapton singing Let It Rain)
By then it was time to go home, eat a few leftovers, and head to church which was great as usual but also interesting because the lesson was in Ephesians at the point that Paul decides to go to Jerusalem and despite warnings from everywhere he stops, he goes anyway. Paul has always had a heart for the Jews. He was born and raised and educated a Jew and even though he wants so badly to go to the Jews, God has always sent him to the gentiles. He ends up taken out of Jerusalem in chains and with 400 soldiers guarding him and then spends years in trial after trial. The question was raised, was Paul right to go despite the warnings – did he know that it was God’s will? Or was he just being hard-headed. It isn’t clear but an argument could be made that he was not in God’s will. Of all the churches talked about in the epistles, Jerusalem was not mentioned as a key church where hundreds, even thousands were brought to Christ. I don’t know the answer but a possible point was made that when we are not in the will of God, there is no fruit.
We sang Hillsong’s Mighty To Save.
Does your day ever have a soundtrack?
Hush-a-bye, don’t you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby,
When you awake, you will have cake,
And all the pretty little horses.