A Meditation for contemplation in this new week.
Have you had your day or week planned then something interrupted?
Life swirled almost as if ‘out of control’?
I’ve seen this many times – an unplanned child – a job loss.- illness – transfers, wars and conflict, death of a spouse and or a child. Among believers, those who trust in Christ the Shepherd, many interruptions appear as if God is asleep or, has abandoned them. The Bible is full of such stories. Job is only one graphic example.
Last year, my planned day and week was stopped absolutely when I was on a trolley being transferred to theatre,
‘This is ridiculous!’ I said in an arrow prayer in my mind. ‘Unfair and why?’ I had no history of heart trouble yet a ‘pacemaker’ was to be fitted. ‘You have an occasional skipped beat – it can be dangerous’ . This was the diagnosis. My out there prayers quietly continued…….’I’ve had enough operations! This is so unfair! I had a busy week planned. Lots to do’ HUH?
No answer came but I knew ‘SURRENDER’ was my only choice. Faith was shaky but I discovered God was UNSHAKEABLE.. ‘Ok, I can’t stand. I can’t pray. I can’t even think clearly. Ok. over to YOU. – everything’
The events in theatre and from people around I will not record here. It was not about me…..it was all about HIM……but WOW! I learnt a lesson. Life will continue to be full of interruptions. Some of them more catastrophic than others. Lives do change forever. Many situation are more like Job than mine on that day BUT this is now my certainty. The world around you will change. Life will change.
My God revealed in Christ is UNCHANGEABLE.
Something to think about.
INTERRUPTIONS ARE PRECISELY ONE’S REAL LIFE. THE LIFE TO BE LIVED ONE DAY BY DAY.
Have a great week!. Love extravagantly!
i used to be a structured type of person, everything is planned, interruptions are nuisance to me but as a get older and have kids, i welcome it…i realize that i dont have control, only Him has full control and if i have obstacles, there is always learning…thats why i taught my son the saying ” change is permanent” so that he will not be like me…
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I think the serenity prayer also fits those inspirational thoughts: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”