Add Comfort to Chaos
By Becky Hunter
You will look back on the times you laughed and you will cry. You will look back on the times you cried, and you will laugh.- Anonymous
The paper this quote was on had yellowed from the years it has gone unnoticed at the bottom of an old file drawer. I’m sure, years ago, I dropped it between file folders rather than placing it in one. Before the Internet was offering myriad resources filled with quotes, I was the queen of clipping: every magazine, newspaper, and brochure was read with scissors in hand. Well, I really wasn’t quite that radical, but you get the picture. I’ve always loved to take the truth I’ve learned in Scripture and run “bumper sticker” phrases, like this one, through that spiritual filter. When I read You will look back on the times you laughed and you will cry. You will look back on the times you cried, and you will laugh. I thought immediately of Ecclesiastes… and I thought of now.
Several people in our church communities are embracing a season of fear, frustration, and tears as the country and even the world goes through financial distress and the uncertainty that transitions in leadership always bring. However, times of turmoil have inherent within them incredible opportunities for Kingdom progress. Those of us who truly place our confidence in Christ need to be a voice of calm and reason in all times! As pastors’ wives we can add to the comfort or to the chaos of our church communities. Overcome any temptation to do the later. Let’s dig deep into our relationship with Christ and let that time we spend with Him build our determination to walk in confident faith.
The purpose of our lives is bigger than the good times and the bad ones. Be the blessing to your husband, children, church and community that you are fully equipped to be. I’m praying for you!