As I entered my office this morning, I didn’t even make it in the door before I started putting items away from our K-Motion program the previous night. Once I made it in, I was greeted with the cluttered, organized chaos of many events and activities going on through the books, papers, names and pictures scattered on my desk. On my to-do list there are teachers to call, families to visit, forms to complete, pages to copy, places to visit, thank-you cards to write, programs to plan, calendars to complete…oh yes, boy could I go on.
Yes, I’ve seen it before. In fact, we did the entire “Crazy Love” book by Francis Chan in our small group…I loved every second. Yet, today, surrounded by the constant “go go go” that was around me, this video shouted, “STOP, STOP, STOP.” Don’t you see friends, how unique, special, creative this time, this place, this second is? For YOU were placed HERE in this vast universe, inside of a galaxy which is floating amongst a trillion of other galaxies…YOU friend were given a name, a purpose, a reality and a part to play in a story that is SOOOO much bigger than you. It’s God’s story…and as Andy Stanley points out in his book, “I Am Not But I Know I AM” we have been given a short role…and if we choose not to use what God has given us, He will find someone else to accomplish His purpose. Don’t let the AWE factor of this second pass you by. This is the day that the Lord has made…go…in the midst of your little, insignificant moment and STOP and realize that God can use your meaningless to create a storyline to change lives. Point to Your Creator…wherever you go today, make God look good.