“Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of His own accord, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.” (John 5:19)
There is hardly no more poignant scripture to me than what we read in John 5:19.
If I have come to know anything about my life, it is this: my life is not my own. What comes, comes, and what goes, goes. With one phone call, my entire world can shift. In a single moment, an interruption can transform my entire existence. My only choice is how will I respond to those entering and exiting my life. What will be my attitude through the waxing and waning of circumstances, both good and bad?
When we accepted the commission to love as God loves, we accepted the mission to do only what we “see our Father doing.” For if “God is love,” then whatever He is doing will always be loving. So, it is in that place that God draws us to partner with Him in the outpouring of His grace upon whomever needs it.
Again, I must say it, we are not in as much control of our days as we would like to think. Sometimes, we may have the illusion of control; but like all humanity, we cannot determine how people will enter or exit our lives. We have no say which days will be stormy, or which will be full of sun. But in it all, God brings us to a loving action meant to transform the atmosphere for all in our vicinity. Our only reasonable choice is to yield.
Would you pray with me, “Lord, may we, as your sons and daughters, see as your Son saw. Wherever you are working to manifest your love, we will do what we can to join you in that healing place.”