“Which one should I write in first?” I asked my ten-year-old as I set out three new journals.
“That one,” he said, pointing to the one with a wood-carved cover bearing the names of Christ.
“Why that one?”
“Because it looks most like a Bible. If a robber comes, he won’t steal that one.”
Smiling at his logic, I began writing in the journal. But, I was unable to derail myself from his train of thought. I asked myself, “What robs the day?” My motives? My lack of motivation? My insistence? My indecision? How do I secure myself against…myself? What is my defense? Then came the answer.
With those words safely locked in my mind and my heart, I entered my day, knowing “If a robber comes, he won’t steal this one.”