Originally posted on March 30, 2020
We’ve all been given this beautiful gift of disruption. It may not look beautiful on the outside. Our schedules had been completely undone. Our security seems to have left us. What we thought we had under control is in chaos. Life doesn’t feel beautiful or gift like or good at the moment. Disruption is supposed to be a bad thing, undoing the life we’ve so carefully crafted.
But what if we were to take this time to look at the life we’ve crafted for ourselves and our families, really look at it. What would we see? Do we see the life we really desire? Or do we see the life that we’ve been told we should want? Do we see a life grounded in peace and joy or a life of chasing that ever elusive thing we’ve labeled “happiness”?
Our lives have been disrupted by a virus we can’t see or control. We can, however, control what we do with this gift of disruption we’ve been given. Take the time, make the time, to open this gift. Sit with it. Pray over it. Ask God to show you the beauty of it.
Ask God to help you see the true foundation on which a life of peace and joy is built. We’ve all been given the opportunity for the greatest remodeling project of all, the remodeling of our lives framed by the Love of God and the sure and certain hope that comes from crafting a life based in God’s Kingdom.
Don’t discard a gift because you don’t like the wrapping. It is what’s on the inside that counts.