Thoughts on life from Pat Oaks
Another day in NYC. Only 2 days to go before going home. Another day of reflection, since we, as usual, did a lot of walking. It got colder the longer the day went, but we still walked home through Central Park right at dusk. We had heard of an old cave in the park that very few people know about and it was a bit difficult to find. We found it! It has been sealed off because of a lot of things that have happened in it through the years, but it was exciting nevertheless to find it.
I spent most of the day today just thinking and talking to God. I want the direction of my life to count these last few years I have left. I wonder about the things that are really important and that really count as far as the Kingdom of God. Even though I am anxious to get back home, this has been a good time for me...really for all three of us. I think about all the things that we get upset over..the things that really "tick us off." In the grand scheme of things, I am thinking that even though it may be harder not to respond to those things, the more I can keep my mouth shut the better off I will be. The Bible says that even a fool is considered wise if he (or she) keeps her mouth shut! (or words to that effect.)
So, in two days, I return home. I return to the "normal". I return to what I know. I don't have to wonder which direction 79th street is or which side of the park I am on or if a certain bus or train goes where I need it to go. At home, most everything comes automatically. Of course after awhile in NYC the same thing begins to happen. The one thing that remains constant is that God is still on the throne and He will work all things out for my good if I keep loving and following Him.