I woke up this morning and prepared for the day. Then, I went out to get in the car to go to jury duty. I planned on taking my little old Honda Accord but when I got to the garage, I discovered a tire on the car that was nearly flat with another tire that looked a bit weak.
So, I headed to my wife’s car since she is out of town. Unfortunately, her car was nearly out of gas. I had a strange feeling at that moment that it was going to be a long day.
I was correct. I headed for a quick work out before heading downtown for jury duty. I haven’t been to the gym for awhile so I was plenty wiped by the time I was done.
Then, I headed downtown. We faced sixteen long cases to decide probable cause. It was kind of depressing looking at these various bad decisions that people have made. I was emotionally and physically exhausted by the time I headed home at the end of the day.
But, my long days are nothing compared to the days Jesus faced. Today, I read about his last entry into Jerusalem. We know it as the Triumphal Entry. Then, he sees the city and begins to weep. He is sad about the refusal of the people to receive Him.
He finishes the day by driving a bunch of phonies out of the Temple. They were cheating the people in His house and he was ticked. He gave them the “heave ho” and called it a day. Some day!
It reminded me to not be too frustrated about my long days. Thankfully, I have someone who helps me through the day that knows how to handle long days. He has been there, done that.
It gives me a ton of security just knowing that! Thanks Jesus. I appreciate it!