One of my favorite things about reading the Puritans is how they connected the mundane moments of life to God’s great work of making us holy.
Here’s a treasure from Jeremiah Burroughs’ The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
“So, when God would wean you from some outward comforts in this world, oh, how fretting and discontented you are! Children will not sleep themselves nor let their mothers sleep when they are weaning; and so, when God would wean us from the world, and we fret, vex, and murmur, this is a childish spirit.”
One woman told me a story of how she would have to wear a sweatshirt to bed at night when her son was weaning. When he awoke in the night and wanted to nurse she would comfort him and tell him it’s okay to go back to sleep. He would fret and cry, grabbing at her sweatshirt in frustration.
What a gloriously mundane illustration of the tears that are shed over being weaned from the world!
Is there an area of your life where God is calling you to seek his kingdom first, but you are grabbing for the world in frustration?