Yesterday morning, my son and I were on our way to his school, where I drop him off each school day. As we turned onto the road that heads to the school, I saw the flashing lights of police and other emergency vehicles. We had to turn around and head another way to school that would be more than a bit longer. Instead of immediately praying for everyone involved with the car crash, I maneuvered the car onto the other route we’d have to take, thinking only about being late to work.
Then God placed on my heart the word “interruptions.” That’s all this was. An interruption. A holy interruption. God was telling me that I had been making time and my plans of the day my god. This was then the gateway into realizing how He does these amazing interruptions every day of my life. The most precious and perfect interruption has been that God came into our lives in the form of Jesus His Son to redeem us from our plans and our need for a Savior. You see, in our sinful state, we can’t even realize we need Him to take away our sins. We can’t even recognize sin without His Spirit speaking to us; interrupting us and our wayward lives.
“… the time came (that is, at just the right time) for the baby to be born, and she (Mary) gave birth to her firstborn, a son.” (my comments in parentheses) Luke 2:7a
This reading is, of course, God’s greatest interruption in our lives, by the giving of His dear Son Jesus to bridge the chasm that sin had caused between each of us and His holiness, on that first Christmas. May God allow you to see His holy interruptions each and every day, and especially this Lenten season. Peace in Jesus,
- Pastor D
FISHERS COMMUNITY CHURCH
Pastor Joseph Doenges
WORSHIP SUNDAY 10:00 AM
301 N. 6th Street
St. Clair, MI 48079
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