Some days God just blows me away.
When I write here, I enjoy checking the stats feature to see how many people have been reading. Sometimes I'm blown away by the amount of page views after I post something. And sometimes it seems like just a drop in the bucket.
The page views aren't why I write. I write because God keeps teaching me things and this is how I process. I write to make the thoughts stop tumbling around in my head.
No, the page views aren't why I write, but they are a small nudge from God reminding me that other people are going through the same things and I should keep writing.
Which brings me to today...
I got on here just to check the stats page. I had no intentions of writing today and I haven't written since mid-November.
Which is why I was blown away.
On Friday I had 81 page views.
That may not seem like a lot to you, but there are days when I write something and I only get 25-35 page views. Sometimes, if I post a few days in a row, during peak traffic hours, I can get that number up into the 80s/90s/100s... but that's rare. So to see 81 page views on a day when I hadn't written, during a week that I hadn't written, and the previous post before that was mid-November was humbling and exciting and a bunch of other emotions that I haven't fully identified yet.
It was like God reminding me that I write for a reason. It's not just for me. Other people need to know who Jesus is and that He loves them. Other people need to know God's grace and mercy.
And through this blog, I get to have a small part in that.