“We ponder your love-in-action, God, waiting in your temple.” Psalm 48.9
Recovering from jetlag always brings a time of reflection. Sleep depravation, stress in catching up with work, and absence of friends and family team up to force time alone. I actually look forward to the long period of sleep, one or two slow mornings, and quiet space. I find that if I take the first two days a bit slower than normal that my recovery period is quick and complete.
I will remember this week’s recovery for a long time. So much has and continues to happen! God’s handiwork continues to jump and surprise me at every corner. A miracle here, nice surprises there, and life keep on echoing his amazing grace. I wish I could say everything was smoothly working out, my life was in complete order, and I had met every deadline. Reality suggests otherwise. Life continues in chaos, I catch myself failing frequently, and there are few deadlines successfully past. In the middle of the mass of confusion, human performance, and stress God works.
As I reflect, all God moves are love-in-action. Even the “bad” things of life appear to be positive events, experiential lessons, or moments in which God can act. During the past week, I personally witness so many “miracle” that I gave up counting. Small things, big events, and personal relationships all felt his touch. I witnessed people experiencing God’s presence for the first time. I saw people witness to his handiwork who never knew they would feel God. God acts in people’s lives, all the time!
A new life chapter begins; I pause and wonder. Where does God want me to go? What are his priorities? How can I give up?
The answer is the same for every person. God wants me to rest in him. God hopes and dreams that I will give up so he can fight the battles. Life is waiting to be lived! I just need to rest, listen, and follow.
Reflection is a great thing, especially when one reflects on God’s awesome love!