July 3, 2011

British philosopher G.K. Chesterton once said, “An inconvenience is only adventure wrongly considered.” Slow drivers on the highway, long lines at the supermarket, a bad hair day…there are many inconvenient things that can frustrate us and rob us of our joy. The key to handling those things that inconvenience us, according to Chesterton, is perspective. So often, we have our eyes so fixed on what went wrong, that we fail to see that God is doing something deeper. I was reminded of this just last week. My family and I had been on a road trip in our new family Suburban when all of a sudden my son got sick to his stomach and…well…”lost his cookies” so to speak. We were concerned for him, overwhelmed by the smell, and worried about the new upholstery. We found a laundry mat and a do-it-yourself car wash off the freeway. Three hours later we once again had a clean vehicle and a clean boy. As we drove down the freeway greatly delayed, we listened to the radio and talked about how much fun we had washing the car together. Just then, one of my teenagers said, “Well mom and dad…you said you wanted to make memories in this Suburban…you got one!” She was right. We made a memory I hope we do not soon forget. God is fully in control and “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Still 400 miles from our destination, my son groans from the back seat, “I don’t feel so good.” The adventure continues… Selah

-Pastor Joe McCormick

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