a life less interrupted

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Yes, I think that we’re all with the A-Team on this one. However, I have to agree with Dietrich Bonhoeffer as well, “We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God.” In my seemingly infinite audacity I often respond to interruptions with such exasperation, because after all I want to keep powering along the course I find myself on. C.S Lewis said, “We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” Progress can often mean allowing God, in His unfailing love, grace and wisdom, to interrupt us and point us in the right direction or give us a fresh perspective on the seemingly inconvenient path we find ourselves on.  As G.K. Chesterton pointed out, “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.”

God allows things in his wisdom that he can prevent in his power. I find this paradox baffling and beautiful. Dietrich Bonhoeffer described it well: “Where God tears great gaps we should not try to fill them with human words.” As the walls in me that have kept out love and beauty are torn down, eternity slowly but surely blossoms in my heart. I think John Mark McMillan should have the last word on this one:

“Peel back our ribs again
and stand inside of our chest.
We just wanna’ love you
We just wanna’ love you

Peel back the veil of time
And let us see You with our naked eyes
We just wanna’ love you
We just wanna’ love you

We want your blood to flow inside our body
We want your wind inside our lungs
We just wanna’ love you
We just wanna’ love you

Skeleton bones stand at the sound of eternity
On the lips of the found
And gravestones roll
To the rhythm of the sound of you” – Skeleton Bones

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