|John 12:46 NLT|
It’s been a while since I’ve participated in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday, but today’s word caught my attention…Mess.
Life. Is. Messy.
We live in a sinful world with sickness, anger, loneliness, temptation, self-interest, and feeling like we have to do it all ourselves.
When I rely on myself, I try to control the mess. I tiptoe through and around, thinking I can find my way.
But a messy life can’t be controlled—not the way I would like—with order in the chaos and certainty in what I’m doing and where I’m going. The more I try to leap over the garbage of this world and sidestep the mounds of trouble, the more lost I become.
Until I can’t see any more to find my way out.
But there is a Light.
Not a light at the end of the tunnel, but the Light in the midst of the mess.
The Light who finds me and says Walk this way.
Jesus who came into the mess for the lost and the sinners.
Jesus who came for me. And for you.
To guide. To protect. To comfort.
To walk us through our messy lives.
Today. Tomorrow. Forever.
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Linking up with Five Minute Friday, Everyday Jesus, Thought Provoking Thursday, Faith Filled Friday, The Weekend Brew, Counting My Blessings, Recommendation Saturday, Winsome Wednesday, Unforced Rhythms