My 86 year old grandmother received a phone call from her doctor. Not the nurse or an assistant. The good doctor called directly. He told her that she needed to go to the hospital because of the results of her bloodwork. She responded (graciously, I’m sure), “I can’t. I’m doing my laundry today.” I can only imagine the many thoughts that must have gone through his head. And while I’m concerned for my grandmother’s health, I couldn’t help but chuckle at her response.
Before we’re quick to judge, I wonder how often we do the same thing to God. We have our daily plans and agendas all figured out and often with not a minute left to spare. So what happens when we encounter an “interruption” to our plans? Do we get annoyed? Do we say, “Sorry, I’m too busy to help.” Or, do we welcome the change in plans and possibly acknowledge that God may have other ideas for our day? Let’s be careful not to become so busy with our days that we aren’t able to make room for God. We might just be missing the adventure (and blessing) of a lifetime.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. Matthew 6:33