Friday, February 23, 2018

Making Space

In tight spaces, we look for creative ways to optimally utilize the area.  Every hole filled.  Packing in as much as we possibly can.  Packed so tightly nothing else can fit.

When we are bored, we find something to occupy our time.  Looking for entertainment to fill each moment so our minds are full.  We read or watch television or exercise or illuminate our faces with a screen or eat.  Cramming as much into whatever it is we are doing to avoid boredom.

Always needing more.

Or so we think.

My office is a small space.  I sit in it for 8+ hours a day.  There are two screens staring at me for most of that time.  I have them positioned so that I can look out a window.  I need to look out that window occasionally.  I need to stretch my eyes so that the close space of my office can open up a little.

It also allows me to open my mind.  Stretching out a little more space.  Expanding beyond the confines of my tight space.  Knowing there is a little more happening in the world than what is right in front of me.  Allowing perspective to come in and shake me up when an ambulance goes by.

But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with the stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus.  Seeing their faith, He said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven you."  Luke 5:19-20 (NASB)

Making space and clearing out and looking beyond the clutter and taking time can find you at the feet of Jesus.  All that is needed!