Context (and soccer in Heaven)

September 11, 2008

So, remember high school?  Crisis to crisis, each one the very end of the world, right?  So we thought.

Consider this:  When you’ve been on high, in Heaven for about 200 years, and you’re out one afternoon playing soccer on a pitch more perfect than you had ever imagined, maybe it will finally be really sinking in how your short life on earth was really all about worship and sharing.  In that day, you’ll be looking back with a little smile thinking, “wow – when I walked the earth, I was awfully busy bouncing from crisis to crisis, juggling, job, kids’ extracurricular stuff, mortgage, service clubs, networking, weekend trips here and there … how did I busy myself so with all that schedule stuff that I lost sight from time to time; I was fearfully and wonderfully made, uniquely designed to worship; how did I so often forget that?”

Learn today from that hypothetical look-back.  Call it ‘forest for the trees’ call it ‘soccer in Heaven’ — whatever you like, but do this:  look past a lower-case life and look on your upper-case Life, turn your eyes up and out, to a much broader horizon.  Find real focus.

(Footnote:  Pray today.  Acknowledge to the true Sovereign that you do not understand, but that you trust The Great I Am to make September 11 better, to take what it means to so many and use it somehow to His Glory.  Don’t give into temptation, don’t ‘politely’ suggest to God how He should handle it, because guess what?  He’s already looked so far beyond it.  Healing human hurt … pretty much his expertise.  Pray.  Do it now.)

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