We watched the Stanley Cup final for a while yesterday. The Boston Bruins won – after a 39-year drought (longer than I’ve been alive!). Of course, the Vancouver Canucks were very disappointed – and so were plenty of people in Vancouver, according to CBC News. But. “Oh, they’re just making news out of nothing” (referring to extended coverage on Vancouver streets right after the game; at that point, not much was happening yet).
That may have seemed a careless comment, but not really. It’s often that way in everyday life, no? We make news out of nothing. We sweat the small stuff. We make a big fuss when anyone trespasses on our ‘territory’ by even an inch. We complain about anything and everything. We hold on to our grudges, sometimes as if they gave rather than drained our energy. … It’s almost as if we don’t want to live peaceably, and with peace of mind.
The Good News.
Why then, do we seem to make nothing out of truly Good News in our everyday living? Where is Jesus in my day? Do I see Him around me? Do others see Him in me? Turn fuss into fascination. Turn complaints into proclamations. Turn grudges into goodness. Turn pettiness into peace. Shalom. Eyes wide open – His love is written into everything.
“Just wanted to remind you my dear, that I take care of the little things pretty darn well.”