Sunday, March 30, 2014

God works in interruptions.

Watching this video really warmed my heart.  This morning in Jammie Church, several of us were thinking of the various interruptions we have in our lives. One brother is seeking employment, and has been for some time now. Another brother is in chronic pain due to health issues, with no solution in sight, a sister is stressing over the "maybe" you have cancer visits from her doctor, as well as wondering if her doctor has her best interest at heart, or do they simply see dollar signs? Myself, I'm simply battling the yearly spring fever. Pollen is so thick in the air it wrecks havoc on my breathing. I'm sure that issue is a dime a dozen in this world. Another brother had his nephew undergo an emergency surgery this week that would change the lifestyle of the nephew. Our brother is a favorite uncle, and it was easy to see his concern.

One huge interruption we spoke about was the "white elephant in the room". We had a situation in the past concerning some of our other brothers that we were kept in the dark about. There was no way of knowing what was going on, and we were quite simply told that we wouldn't be told what was going on. In spite of that, we reaped the aftermath of the situation, something we had no choice in, couldn't understand, so we simply tried to sweep it under the rug and carry on.

Until this morning. This morning we shared our hearts concerning this white elephant, and for one, I was crying inside because of what had taken place. Although it was in the past, there were still bummed out feelings years later.

God knew what I was feeling. He knew what my other brothers and sisters were feeling.

I honestly believe He pushed my desire to do a search on this, and landed on Mark Lowery's video.

God works through interruptions. We go on about our life, with all our plans of grandeur of what we're going to do, the effect it will have, and how we'll deal with the intake. Of course, I don't know about you, but for the most part of my life, things never go as planned.

But it's okay. God works in unemployment, health issues, insurance issues, and pollen issues. Those things don't bother or hinder God in the least. When we have an interruption in our lives, we'll do well to remember my sister Pam's favorite verse: Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.