“My choice is you, God, first and only. And now I find I’m your choice!” Psalm 16.4
I am in the middle of changing the way work is organized. People will get a new boss. The right way to do their jobs will change. We will measure success in different ways. At one level life will not be very different; on another life will never be the same again.
I believe life will improve however there are skeptics.
Today we organize ourselves in country clusters. People sharing common languages and cultures with the customers they serve. Unique family units sharing the same space in a building with a common boss. Part of yet different. People belong and share familiar intangibles. Soon they will belong to a new group.
I worry about how they will react. How will they find the new organization? Will they feel constrained? Will they find freedom? Will things actually improve?
Today I belong to a big group. We organize ourselves in people clusters sharing common desires, backgrounds, goals, and values. I find myself searching for a sense of belonging. What is it that we share? What holds us together? What are our common values? If I am honest, the answers are sin, fear, and a thirst for hope.
If I am honest, I realize I am a sinner. If I look clearly around me I find my friends and I share a common need to be in control of our lives, to make it on our own. I also find that we share a strong fear for the future, we don’t know and want to, and there is this thirst to know who is God.
I see change all around me. I find myself drawn to different friends. A new friendship network is forming. The common elements are new; passions to know God, a strong sense of future hope, and knowledge that God chose us before we could chose Him.
David and I chose God to find God waiting for us.
God wraps arms of grace and love around us every day.