Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Posted by Katie
“When the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon and his relationship to the Lord, she came to test Solomon with hard questions. Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind. Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her. When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the Lord, she was overwhelmed.” – 1 Kings 10:1-5
I have taken a journey there, too.
Alright, let’s be honest. I am CURRENTLY taking a journey there. Only my journey to “overwhelmed” looks a lot more like long work hours, short sleep hours, not-enough-time-with-my-kids-or-husband hours, hours-I-owe-people-but-just-don’t-have-time-to-give hours, and absolutely-no-time-to-myself hours. It’s a journey. But it ain’t a “trip”, let me tell ya.
Maybe I should have taken a left turn at Albuquerque.
Again, let’s be honest. I’d rather be overwhelmed by the King of kings, than by my exhausting life. Perhaps it is time to demand back one of those crazy hours, not for myself, but for Him. I could use an hour saturated in the grandeur of the King. Then I too, like my girl Sheba, could revel in astonishment of all that He is…
“…But I did not believe these things until I came and saw with my own eyes. Indeed, not even half was told me.” 1 Kings 10:7