There are times when we need a little solitude. And last night was one of them.
I was pretty tired but hadn’t eaten very much all day long so I needed to get some dinner. Folks up here told me that I could get some good Chicago style pizza at Beggars Pizza so I went on a hunt to find the one near my hotel.
When I walked in the place it was really loud and the entry way was filled with a mob of people under 4 feet tall. I quickly weighed out my desire for good pizza against wanting to find a quiet place to enjoy reading some more in my book over dinner and I chose not to wade through all the kiddies to find a table.
But just looking at their web site this morning has my mouth watering. I might just go back.
Anyway I ended up a Chili’s, which probably wouldn’t have been my first choice for a quiet place, but I wanted to go someplace that I hadn’t been to here yet and I figured I was a bit earlier than their busiest hour.
I was right. In fact the hostess set me in a section with no people initially and then apparently forgot to tell the waitress that I was there. I had plenty of time to read. When my food got there it was wonderful. But I spent a little more than I was used to paying for dinner. They kind of made Bob Evans look pretty good!
Why did I want some time to myself when I’m stuck here in my hotel room by myself? Sometimes I just need to get away for a spell and think. There is a Psalm that says
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Gorgeous and I are working through some things and we see some people who are getting ahead by using methods that seem a little off kilter with our ethics. It has been going on for some time and it is hard to watch.
Couple that with some other things that I have going on and I needed some time to get my head straight again.
The Bible portrays Jesus as consistently spending time in solitude to balance out the time he spent amongst the throngs of needy people pulling at him. I figure if it is good for Jesus, then it might be a good idea for me too.
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