New Beginnings - My Pondering's
My takeaway from the Love Over Chaos online sanctuary relates to the thought that chaos is not always an indication of the end, but it very well could be a new beginning about to be formed.
As I pondered the words, "formless and empty" from the scriptures that were read from Genesis 1. I considered that in some ways I had been feeling formless and empty in the midst of this new "normal" during this season of staying in the house. I had begun decluttering my house. My decluttering to the natural eye looks very chaotic however it is a sign of a new beginning of order. Order to my home and order to my life. And the motivation for my decluttering is because when this Pandemic is over I want to have more room in my life to practice that which I love. Loving my family, loving others and being more creative. Even in my physical space I am choosing love over chaos for the purpose of preparing for a new beginning with love as my motivation. This is what God did in Genesis 1. He created love out of the chaos of what was formless and empty.
Perhaps this is your invitation? An invitation to rethink your thoughts about this chaotic time in the world. Perhaps you have been tempted to get enticed into the mental mindset of "doom and gloom"? I say, don't believe the lie. God does His best work in the midst of chaos. He can make something beautiful out of that which is formless and empty. We've seen it. We see it. Every time we see a tree, a bird, the grass, a flower, a person, ourselves in the mirror. He allowed His love to hover over the formlessness and the emptiness of chaos and formed His love in all that He created. This is truth that excites me and gives me hope.
So. How will your life be a reflection of choosing love over chaos?
May Christ's love over the chaos in your life be with you.