What We Create
“We don’t know what would have been, but we can create what will be” (Jon Gordon).
We can create for our lives what will be. Our present and our future will not be governed, nor stopped, because of what might have been. What would have been is what would have been. It is not what is now nor what will be. We can create for ourselves lives filled with the fullness of God. Nothing in the past can stop that. We can create lives of contentment. Contentment does not mean there is never any hardship. Contentment simply means in view everything else we choose to be content (Phil. 4:11-13). We can create an even greater appreciation for all God has blessed us with.
As a church family we can create what will be. We have spent a lot of time social distancing. We can now create social closeness. We can see, touch, and talk to each other face to face. We can choose to take what we have learned and let it make us what we can be. We can create a church family that is even closer and more tightly knit together than ever before. We can thank God for each more. We can appreciate what our assembling together really does for us. We can have an even great hunger and thirst for being together and commune with the Lord one with another. We can have an even great appreciation of hearing His word, not on video but face to face. What we can create is limitless.
We can create a spirit of boldness rather than timidity. We will have reinforced for us that God reigns. He never left His throne. Seeing that He is still on His throne, we can put in perspective all that has happened today and in the past. Really, is anything that has happened all that new? I know it is our time and place. But really there is nothing new about what has been going on. What is new is our reaction and how we have been restricted. Yes, we need to be wise as serpents. But we can create the kind of spirit that enables us to be strong and not defeated.
Listen, we all know this. Life under the sun is not fair. There are hard times that come with living in a sin-cursed world. The ruler of the darkness wants to devour us. He will do anything he can to defeat us. We should not be surprises when plagues and diseases come to us. Yes, this world is bad. Having said all that, we can create what will be in this world and for our souls in eternity. We can determine that we will not let some disease that scares us to death prevent us from creating what can be.