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The Mundane

Can I confess something to you? I’ve spent this past week a little bummed out. This Memorial Day weekend was scheduled to be a vacation with my old college roommates and our spouses and families. We had booked a Cabin in the Branson area that could sleep 18 people! As goes life, it’s been a minute since I’ve seen a lot of them. We were all really looking forward to spending time together.


But as you may guess, that didn’t happen.


And so instead of our fun vacation that we’ve had planned for over a year now, I’ve instead been left with a whole lot of mundane moments; at least in comparison.


And it’s not just canceled vacations that are leaving mundane moments in their wake; canceled sports, changed hours at work, school, uncertainty in the future, all these have contributed to the mundane.


So if you’re anything like me, you have or will be missing out on some summer fun this year and be left with, instead, a whole lot of mundane moments.


But here’s the biblical truth we need reminded of: God shows up even in the middle of the mundane. Do you remember the story of Jesus’ first miracle in John 2:1-11?


Jesus introduces a miracle by turning six jars of water into wine when a wedding runs out. We know this miracle. But did you pay attention to what happens before the miracle?


Jesus invited the servants to participate in what many would consider a mundane activity.


I don’t know what the mundane moments look like in your life right now. But I do believe that Jesus can do amazing things with those mundane moments.


My thoughts also turn to Paul’s encouraging words in Galatians: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”


Even in the mundane. Even in the absence of our plans and desires, God can show up at work in your mundanity.


Blessings,

Pastor Gage


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