Ah Monday morning…
So much is swirling around in my head right now as I try to focus on one thing to write about…to muse on.
I give up.
There’s just too many questions to focus on just one…
What is truth…or true when I turn on the news or scroll through my social media feeds or talk to my neighbor down the street?
What is normal…is it really just going back to the “good ol'” days of 2019?
What is freedom…is the freedom we really want tied to politics, religion, or personal preference (or is it all of the above)?
When will this pandemic go away?
When will people learn to disagree without making the people they disagree with their enemy?
When will I be able to work in a coffee shop again? (okay, maybe that’s not as big of a question as the rest, but I’m still asking it)
What will the people living in 2070 say about the people living in 2020?
When is Jesus coming back?
What are we as Christians supposed to be learning from the coronavirus, the recent elections, and anything and everything else that’s creating division in our country?
What is God thinking right now?
Does He have a plan or an end game for all of this?
Are we living in an intense (and in some ways, unprecedented) season of suffering as Christians in America or is it discipline…or both?
Is God pulling out the weeds right now…or is Satan sifting us like wheat?
You see, I’ve got lots of questions with no easy or clear answers…and I’m guessing that you do to.
And we both have to choose where those questions will ultimately lead us.
This morning, these questions led me to Romans 11, where Paul says…
33 Oh, how great are God’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!
34 For who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to give him advice?
35 And who has given him so much
that he needs to pay it back?
36 For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen.
The truth is, I may never understand the answers to all my questions…
But, I know a God who does.
And that is good enough for me on a Monday morning.