Wednesday: Psalm 69; Isaiah 50.4-9; Luke 23

From: Alexandra May

But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise his own people who are prisoners. Let heaven and earth praise him, the seas and everything that moves in them.

Yesterday, the internet was out at my apartment. At first, I thought it was my router so I turned it on and off a couple of times. Finally, I realized that it must be something on my provider’s end so I grumpily gave them a call. An automated voice message told me, “there’s been an outage in your area. Service should be restored in 3 hours.” UGH!!! How can I study (or procrastinate) without INTERNET?  

I chuckled at my immediate reaction as I was reminded that we are in Lent. Maybe, this is how God wanted me to fast this morning. My emotions throughout this debacle reflect the psalmist in psalm 69. But then I remembered that the internet does not define how I spend my time.  God provided me a much needed beautiful day. I decided to take my studies outside to “let your hearts revive.”

I will be graduating from Boston College’s family nurse practitioner program this May. When I’m not busy with nursing school, I enjoy being outdoors and hanging out with friends and family.