Paul says in his letter to the Philippians that he
"Knows the secret".
He has been well fed and he has been starving; he has lived in abundance and he
has lived with nothing. His revelation?
That he can do all things through Christ who strengthens. Philippians 4:13
We walk through our days still eating ice-cream, swimming and school. We are a lot louder, the bedtime routine takes longer, but is filled with more kisses. Yeah, it's a risk swimming in the deep. I look at the shallow end of my "used to be" life and remember praying to be used up. He answered.
So on this day I give thanks for daily bread and a table full of hungry children. The heat of a long summer afternoon and the simple beauty of my bed at night.