So, I got married this past weekend. It wasn’t what we originally planned of course, the pandemic having ripped our original blueprint to shreds, but somehow amidst the craziness of two famously unorganized people throwing their own backyard wedding, constantly changing COVID protocols (we broke many I’m sure), an unexpected rainstorm and the never ending worry of creating a super spreader event, it all came together and it was an amazing day. Magical really.
Actually it’s no mystery to me why things worked out so splendidly. God was working behind the scenes as He always does, showing me once again His incredible love and caring nature. The personal way in which He showed up was undeniable, leaving me both ashamed of my doubting, worried nature and completely in awe of Him. Again.
That being said, with “everything wedding” having taken over these past few weeks there was little time to focus on that other big event, the election. I kept up with headlines of course, but couldn’t dwell in the outrage factory like I normally would and what a blessing that turned out to be!
It sure didn’t seem this way at the time however; knee deep in vendor contracts and frantic late night googling (who walks down the aisle in what order, which ring goes on first, we have to tip HOW much????), but the distraction was a good lesson. A gentle reminder on what’s truly important in life.
Of course a pivotal presidential election is important, as is the serious blow from which our electoral process may never recover, as is a fractured country seemingly beyond repair, as is the continual COVID fear mongering, outright censorship of opposing views and rampant destruction of civil liberties. All these things are worthy of our attention, righteous anger and action if necessary.
Nothing of this world however can ever nor should ever take precedent over our one true calling of knowing and loving God, gladly receiving His gifts and living out His truth.
And so I tell you, keep on asking and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.~Luke 11: 9-10