Many things are in abundance these days, but often it seems like wisdom is not one of them. 😉 In a world where opinions are tossed like confetti, and we’re one tap away from sharing a thought or snapshot of our lives instantly — how do we make sure we’re doing so in wisdom?
With the murder of George Floyd on May 25th and all the discussion that has since come about, I am reminded of the story of Hagar, the Egyptian servant of Sarah.
Twice, Hagar found herself alone in the wilderness. Twice, Hagar was looked down upon, mistreated, “dealt harshly with,” and cast away. Twice, Hagar’s life and the life of her son were on the line. Twice, Hagar was at the point of despair. And twice, God intervened, because He saw and heard her affliction:
What do we do when life comes to a halt?
When emptiness grows
And activities are slowed
When work is on hold
And the doors are closed
We live in a stressful world — maybe we may have draining jobs, babies waking during the night, children struggling in school, family difficulties, or filled-to-the-brim schedules. “I really need some ‘me’ time,” you think. Some self-care.
But then we read passages like this:
“She gave me a big hug every time I saw her.”
“She always made me feel special.”