98.4? Woah didn’t expect that temperature.
It’s been that high before. Hasn’t it?
Or is this a miracle of a late adulthood pregnancy? Are we ready for a new life?
The thought of intermittent sleep patterns, a personalized seat on the thrill ride of inflation, the trials of a new copywriting business, homeschooling, plus, a new baby added into that life equation seems to leave a sense of bewilderment.
“Nothing is impossible with God.”Luke 1:24
I can’t play the God ‘won’t give me anything more than I can handle’ Ace of Spades out of my hand any longer. Not after this Lent 2022. Can you? Like an Easter Lily, he’s opened me to new possibilities.
Is there anything God’s grace won’t allow me to handle? His spirit at work through your body loving imperfect people can leave you exhausted, yet it’s all still possible.
At my bank teller job when I was made to work Sundays and holidays, I didn’t want to go in. I wanted to help my wife with housekeeping, spend time with my son, invest Sundays in self-improvement and talent development, and even sit down, relax, and watch a close NFL game.
But I gave that up for a job, a job that barely tipped the financial provider scale.
It was then, I knew, with all my cares and feelings about my job left in God’s hands, God would make my scheduled time pass in meaningful ways. Still, I knew in my gut this position was a temporary life assignment. I couldn’t escape the question, “Why am I here?”
Anytime you work on the grounds of a Walmart, you ask yourself, “why am I here?” This job made me sick with sorrow. I went to college for nine years, and this is the best position I can land?
Mary of Magdala came while it was still dark and saw the stone removed from the tomb.John 20:1
The women at the tomb and the apostles, John and Peter felt a similar bewilderment and sorrow sickness. Resurrection signs were all there; clouded by the shadows of sorrow their eyes were not gifted to see God at work. Each locked in their cell of grief and shock, they didn’t realize their life’s transformational journey was just over the bend.
When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there.John 20:6
Jesus had burglarized death, stolen the porcelain of loss from its cupboards, and took its prize possessions of regret and finality. Now, the only thing left of humanity’s fear was shed bandages on a cave floor. What happened three days before was a tragedy! Yet, what was happening now was an adventure.
Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed.John 20:8
No, John didn’t know what was going on. Realization of the resurrection would come later. Our God was showing off. He loves to do that, you know?
Still, Peter and John felt a new life chapter unraveling.
And together they were ready to let it lead them.
Morsels for Meditation:
How do you feel about new life this Easter?
Synchronicity for Seconds:
How in the past 24 hours have you found new life? What has it shown you?
P.S.: In case you were wondering, there’s no pregnancy. I discovered that afterward. Enjoy your Easter.