Messy Interruptions May be Opportunities to Serve
The hustle and bustle time of year is here as we all strive to accomplish as much as we can before Christmas Eve arrives. I’d like to suggest we’d be wise to keep watch for opportunities to bless that are often disguised as messy interruptions. Our to-do-list isn’t always tuned into God’s plans; so let’s abide in Christ so His purposes are fulfilled in and through us.
Heed His Whispers
Help us heed the whispers
Along December’s way
As we head into a season
That takes our breath away
May we notice the needy
With a gift, a smile, or hug
And perhaps it’s us who needs it
More than the other does
Help us hear the carols
Playing each Advent day
As their words sing of Jesus
Our hope, our help, our Way.
The Spirit of the LORD is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the
and provide for those who grieve in
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
Isaiah 63:1 & 3 NIV
Have you recently experienced some amazing moments brought to you by a messy interruption? I’m nosy-to-know.
Again, here’s this week’s podcast link: Perfect Beauty. I wrote the transcript for this podcast a few weeks before starting to read Ann Voskamp’s book: The Broken Way. I was thrilled to discover her book also reminds us to befriend interruptions as opportunities to serve. Please, dear friends, be open to the wounded. You may find yourself in need of the same grace you have graciously given (or not given). I need this reminder too. All. The. Time.
Advent Blessings ~ Wendy