How do you like it when you are watching the end of a T.V. series and the show ends but it leaves you hanging with nothing resolved? What? No! We want to know what’s going to happen and we don’t want to wait another year to find out. It’s hard not knowing.
I think of Mary this time of year, holding her newborn baby. What is she thinking? What is going on? What is this boy going to become? Did she know that one day He would walk on water, heal people’s diseases, calm a storm, bring salvation to us all? How could she? She had a vague idea that God was doing “something” divine. Luke 2:19 says that “Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”
I think of us facing the realities of life. The stresses, the disappointments, people we love getting sick, fears of what the future holds. Can we understand the significance of what God is up to? Did Abraham understand when God told him to sacrifice his son? Did the disciples when they saw their Lord hanging lifeless on a cross? They did not understand, but God was doing something glorious.
We wonder what divine design the Master Weaver is creating in our lives. We can’t see the entire picture or understand the whole story-and it’s hard. But at the end of days, when we stand together we will see, we will truly know and we will be amazed.
So my new motto is embrace the chaos! Trust the pen of the One who came as a baby to be with us, to rescue us and to bring us life and hope. He is writing something beautiful with our lives! We can’t see the rest of the story yet, but we have an inkling…the end is going to be glorious!