After the suffering of his soul,
he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
Jesus is satisfied because he has seen the light. He knows that he has done that which he was born to do. I think that I find satisfaction in the same way, and even in the little things:
- Enforcing a rule or standard with my children
- Enjoying a quiet moment with one of my children
- Having a fruitful discussion with my husband or children
- Discussing the things of God with a friend
- Encouraging someone with God's word
- Preparing a good meal
- Finishing the laundry (well, I don't know if laundry is ever finished, but you know what I mean)
Along those lines. I'm pretty satisfied today.
I'm keeping up with the dishes, in spite of a broken dishwasher.
I waited at the end of the driveway with my daughter for the bus (which I don't always do, but she always enjoys).
I played a little game with Kyle, and observed him and praised him as he guessed the rhyming words on Blue's Clues (the Steve edition--we like Steve better here).
I spent several hours purging and organizing.
Homework's done, and dinner's in the oven awaiting my husband's arrival.