It’s 8 AM the Saturday before Easter.
And it’s raining.
Doesn’t the Lord know half the world is having an Easter Egg Hunt today???
What are we supposed to do?
You know what else?
The forecast calls for rain tomorrow, too.
Yep. Rain on Easter Sunday.
Doesn’t the Lord know that we are supposed to have tents set up for a beautiful day tomorrow – so that we can reach PEOPLE with the Gospel!?!?!?!? Does He have any idea how much I spent on white shoes for Birti to wear her first Easter!?!?!?!?!?
It’s raining today.
It may rain tomorrow.
You may not like your outfit for tomorrow.
You may have a lot to do to prepare for Easter lunch.
You may not have been contacted to help with something after you were told you would be.
You may be sick because of the 14 cadbury eggs you ate last night before bed.
There’s alot of things that may throw our plans into a tizzy today and tomorrow.
But PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don’t forget: IT IS ABOUT PEOPLE.
It’s not about plans, ultimately. But people.
It’s not about sunshine, ultimately. But people.
It’s not about having an egg hunt outside or inside, ultimately. But people.
We could have EVERYTHING in order and the best weather EVER – but if we don’t focus on and love people – Pointless.
On the flip side, EVERYTHING could go wrong and we have the worst weather EVER – but if we’re flexible and love on people in the midst of it – Win.
“This is how all men will know that you are my disciples,” Jesus says, “If your plans go off without a hitch and there is perfect weather and everything is smooth.”
No. You know He doesn’t say that. He says all men will know we belong to Him by our love. (See John 13:34-35)
Please don’t forget today and tomorrow FBC Peeps: It’s about people.
Before, during, and after all your plans (changed or not) – intentionally find someone to love on today. That’s who it’s about anyway.
Could it be that the Lord is having it rain today to give us opportunity to really love?