A Letter from Lindy Jan 21
Well, what a different week we have had!
Its amazing what a few snowflakes (or 10+ inches) will do to one’s schedule. What is that delightful Jewish proverb? “Whenever someone says, “I have a plan,” God laughs.
How wonderfully beautiful, though, these last few days have been! With our busy-ness upended, we were able to experience our city transform into a winter wonderland.
Did you feel the joy in the people you encountered if you ventured out… for a walk…sledding…building a snowman. With each inch, it seems, we were blanketed in a spirit of kindness, caring and compassion. We turned to each other and God smiled with and through our brightly frozen faces.
As the temperature climb and ice and snow melts, the bustle of cars begins returning to our once empty streets. Businesses re-open and we get back on track, some trying to recoup lost hours.
I wonder though, much like our gospel text for Sunday, if we might not have experienced a “fulfillment time”, a “kairos” moment of the divine. Not the mundane, ordinary “chronos” time of minutes and seconds, but instead the opportune, even royal time, of God’s action and activity–a time when and where God transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary–if we pay attention.
In other words, as in our text, do we, as followers of the One who calls us, move through this life seeing, experiencing, knowing God has gotten involved?
We’ll explore more on Sunday! See you then.