into the great wide open
It seems that everything in our world is known these days. We know where we are going before we go thanks to GPS and Google Street View. We know all about people before we meet them thanks to Social Media. We can see what the weather is going to be like before it happens thanks to Meteorologists. So many things that used to be mysteries are now understood, forecast and knowable. This information is at our fingertips at all times.
So when a situation comes up, like this pandemic, where there are unknowns, it can be unnerving. When will this end? Who will this affect? What will happen? All of these questions, and more, are unknown. We are being forced to live with unanswered questions and lots and lots of waiting.
But, and here is the good news, none of this is surprising, confusing or perplexing to God. God knows all, sees all and is not one bit worried about what will happen. And if we trust that God is good, and can use all things (even this) for our good...then we should learn to live with a sense of adventure. We should eagerly anticipate what God will do with this. How will He use this? What will the good be that comes from this?
In Habakkuk 1 it says "Look at the nations and watch-and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told."
I don't like this pandemic. I am not a big fan of wearing masks. I am not fond of social distancing...but I know that my God is bigger than any of this AND that He has a plan to do something amazing! I can't wait to see what it is.
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