My UnPlug

Ctrl + Alt + Del on a typical computer keyboard can interrupt the hundred things going on at once. It allows you to stop a program not working or restart the computer in whole. However, some problems cannot be resolved by a simple reboot. Sometimes, it is best to unplug everything, let it completely power down and sit for a while before starting up again. This gives the operating system a chance to start anew. So many metaphors.

A difficult season had ended as my mother-in-law spread her angel wings. She truly had earned them with a son-in-law who would never be good enough for her daughter. Flowers were placed and family was loved on and sent to their respective corners of the world. Time to reboot.

I awoke to a fresh springtime breath, a bit apprehensive, but a breath all the same. Traveling to work, I sat at a stop light waiting my turn. The truck behind me, on the other hand, did not stop until he was well into my truck bed. Still reeling from the collision, my first words were not as Christlike as they should have been. I counted extremities and stepped out to check on the other driver. Angels in plain clothes surrounded us and by the Grace of God, we both walked away from our mangled vehicles. People who saw said I was lucky, but I know Whose Hand stopped that truck where it did. Luck is just an excuse when a situation turns, good or bad. I know Who holds yesterday, today, and tomorrow in the palm of His Hand and I am grateful.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”. Jeremiah 29:11-13

There is so much more to do.

This day would test if I continue my journey of faith and strength in the face of hardship or sink back into the ruts I’ve been known to travel. This was my “unplug”. An opportunity to completely power down, rest for a while and allow my operating system to restart anew.

There is so much more to do.
By the Grace of God, I get another chance to try.



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