As an engineer by temperament, I confess that I hate chaos. Something inside of me is compelled to jump into action to fix, repair, and bring order to the “mess” that I see.
But that is not always the right perspective. Chaos is actually a thing of beauty. The universe is full of chaos…you just have to take a step back to behold the beauty and majesty of its order.
Today, Easter was that way for me. Our 9 campuses were filled with thousands of people, many of them first time visitors and unsure where to park, how to check their kids into their rooms, or what to think about the loud rock music we worship to. But they came and they heard the gospel. Hundreds and hundreds came forward to give their life to Christ. It was chaos and it was beautiful.
Tonight, my kids and grand-kids came over for dinner. From the time they walked through the door, our house was filled with noise and crazy activity. Kids running, falling, and getting hurt. Kids crying because they are hungry, tired, or need a diaper change. Adults weary of chasing the kids and keeping them entertained. It was chaos and it was beautiful.
Perhaps I need to do that more often…take a step back and behold the beauty that lies in the chaos. How about you?
Thanks for listening.