This week I’ve been a little frustrated by the day in and day out of life. For instance, my driver’s side door decided just to stop working. Although this is somewhat humorous – it lost humor when it was coupled with the stress of life,not having the time to get it fixed, and the quizzical looks people gave me when climbing through to my passenger’s side.
However, I’m reading John Piper this morning when he covers a resolution from Clyde Kilby that made me zoom out a bit and realize the importance, the beauty of today. My prayer and resolution is that I will also begin to live out the day to day with this perspective.
Even if I turn out to be wrong, I shall bet my life in the assumption that this world is not idiotic, neither run by an absentee landlord, but that today, this very day, some stroke is being added to the cosmic canvas that in due course I shall understand with joy as a stroke made by the architect who calls himself Alpha and Omega.
I shall not fall into the falsehood that this day, or any day, is merely another ambiguous and plodding twenty-four hours, but rather a unique event filled, if I so wish, with worthy potentialities. I shall not be a fool enough to suppose that trouble and pain are wholly evil parentheses in my existence but just as likely ladders to be climbed toward moral and spiritual manhood.
Perhaps the car door isn’t just an annoyance – it is a unique way to humble me. From God, with love.