While this may not be true of everyone, most of us have things on "to do" list that we will never quite get to. It could be that one place we always planned on visiting, something we had always said we would learn, or something on our "to do" list that seems written in indelible ink.
For me, one of those things that I know I will never catch up on is my reading list. I have so many books on the "I need to read" list that I have pretty much stopped reading anything for entertainment because I feel guilty using up reading time that I could dedicate to my reading list. I examine books on topics that interest me and are related to what I do as a pastor; some books are bought as reference books to help in sermon and lesson preparations; and some books are written from a different theological or doctrinal perspective and are read with the intention of better understanding the points of view of those I do not agree with.
I was reminded of how far behind I am when someone called me and asked to borrow a book from my office library and he said "it looks like it has never been opened". I am sure I bought it with my eyes looking forward to some lesson or sermon series. One o the books I am currently reading is titled "Jesus on Every Page" and the premise of the book is discovering Jesus in the pages of the Old Testament.
As I thought of the premise of the book, my mind went to the words in Psalm 8:3-4 where we read: [When I look to your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?] When we look at the pages written in creation, we see and remember God.
We look around at the marvels of creation and we recall the works of God the Father through God the Son (Colossians 1:16-17); when we ponder on selfless love we are reminded of God the Son; when our memory is stirred on a teaching in the Scriptures or we feel divine guidance we remember the works of God the Holy Spirit. We find the Holy Trinity written on the pages of our lives.
Have blessed Wednesday remembering Him, His works, and that we are part of that work.