Have you ever noticed how easily ordinary life is interrupted by chaos? All who “weathered” yesterday’s storm were just reminded. Power outages and trees in odd places have a way of disrupting all semblance of normalcy. Sarah Marsh has had that reminder in spades. The attached picture is of her house, with a tree across her bedroom.
Have you ever noticed how God’s grace is never interrupted by chaos? In fact, chaos seems to open both new avenues for its expression and our eyes to its presence. So Sarah Marsh described, as she recounted how she was safely not in her bedroom when the tree fell, how neighbors she had not yet met came to help, how an irreplaceable art piece was spared, how Jim Whetstone knew just the right tree guys to do the work, and so on.
The chaos was certainly there, plain as day. Gratefully the Lord gave Sarah eyes to see his grace in the midst of it all. That goes a long ways toward dealing with the chaos.
What are you seeing today? Just chaos? Look again.