You may know I’ve been participating in a community photo challenge via fatmumslim on Instagram. There is a prompt each day, and you take a photograph to share via Instagram and Twitter.
Today is Sunday, February 5. That makes it Day 5: 10am. And that means at the appointed hour, my iPhone and I find ourselves in a Women’s Bible Study class at Providence Presbyterian.
I love this class. And so I sit there, paying attention to the Beth Moore study—but also (let’s be honest) keeping one eye on the clock. Waiting for 10am. Waiting to Shoot and Share.
Do you know what today’s study was about? Chapter 5 of the book of Esther: Time. And Waiting.
We considered this question in class: Why on earth did Queen Esther stall when King Xerxes asked for her request and (in the same breath) granted it? Beth reminds us of the importance of knowing:
When it’s time.
When it’s time to wait.
When it’s time to wait for someone else’s time.
When the meantime is God-time.
My iPhone clock clicked to 10:00, and I took a shot of the open Bible in my lap.
Time. And timing. And God-time. Things I am pondering in my heart, thanks to a strange intersection of Esther 5, Beth Moore’s Session 5, and #febphotoaday #day5.
You can find the Beth Moore study Esther: It’s Tough Being A Woman at Lifeway.
One of my favorite verses and favorite stories. Thank you for the reminder about timing…and waiting.
I’ve been trying this out myself since I read your earlier blog posts, Cathy. I’m really loving the way the photo challenge helps me to be mindful of little things that really do make an impact in a big way sometimes. Thanks for sharing yourself with me!
Oh, I am so glad! Are you posting on Instagram or Twitter? I would love to follow you! Will you email me your handle? firstname.lastname@example.org. (Or post it here if you prefer.)
Isn’t it incredible how often looking for those little shots has such a big impact on your day?
Thanks for sharing, Cheryl!
Well, Cathy, I’m trying to figure out the posting process. I am using Lightbox (Android’s version of Instagram, I think). If I can figure out how to share my photo posts, I’ll definitely let you know!!! Meanwhile, I look forward to journeying with you!