Tuesday, October 28, 2008


I think I'm hanging out around the top of my chaos threshold.

I don't need to go into examples, I'm sure your life is chaotic as well.
I feel like my life is triple booked. No bad things, but too many things. I just counted, and by next Tuesday, I will have been out 15 of the last 16 nights. Last week, Jodie and I got a new dog, a new car, and a new bank. We're consistently stacking things up in the same night (host an afternoon soccer party, then hit piano lessons, then rush to the church for this nights particular activity). I'm not complaining. I'm sitting here, however, thankful that God is near, closer than my breath, caring for me, even in the chaos.

I'm reminded that He has always played this role. We read:
The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Genesis 1:2 NLT

Today, this verse speaks to me. Do I feel that I'm in the dark, and that I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel? God is here. Do I feel that I'm drowning in waters cold and deep? The Spirit of the Lord is here. God reached out in Jesus, Jesus is God reaching down taking my hand, assuring me that He is here, loving, carrying, bringing wisdom and sanity, ushering in peace.

He is still hovering over the chaos. Out of chaos, He still creates beauty.
More than anything, today, I'm thankful simply for His presence. I breathe deeply.

Now off to the next thing...

1 comment:

Elaine Morse said...

Hey, I just spent time on Gen 1 covering that very same line in the Bible with my friend who is having a hard time. I love that God hovered over the dark - poised for His big creation, pouring on the light...my friend needed that imagery to remember that God sometimes waits and positions while we get ourselves into place,spiritually, emotionally...with our hearts.
This week I said 'no' to a lot of stuff - good stuff,but still 'no'. I think God's been waiting for me - hovering - while I learned something new and cleared some space for Him to bring on the big light. Thanks for your personal reflection. :) Elaine