#86 Summoned

I got the best news two days ago: no jury duty. Thank-you.

I know I should want to serve my society and play my part in the state’s judicial system, but frankly at this point in time, I don’t want to, thanks very much.

After ten weeks of ‘Covid Term’ and being an essential worker, it felt like I’d done my fair share for the time being. I really didn’t feel like I wanted to spend one of my two weeks of holidays sitting in the local courts from 9-5. I really didn’t feel like I could concentrate.

The thing is, I think we’re all burnt out after the past six months. We’ve ‘done our dash’ with 2020 and frankly, we’re over it.

Only a few days ago I was thinking, ‘Seriously, as if there’s not enough to do and worry about, I’ve even got the government dishing out extra work onto me.’

So glad they reneged, right at the last minute because I was about to start whinging. Turns out I’ve got someone looking out for me, which reminds me of these words in The Bible:

Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God”? Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Personally, I feel that soaring like eagles is a bit beyond me at the moment. I’m happy with just having a moment to breathe.

I think God knows when we just haven’t got the energy to do it.

Yours in the final month on the jury roll,

Alison

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