Who’s been looking forward to the weekend? Perhaps you’ve been dreaming of a rest from work, a walk in the countryside, perhaps you’ve got a family meal planned; we can spend a week looking forward to the weekend or when there’s something bigger coming – a holiday – we spend weeks and months dreaming about the event. And sometimes, our dreams turn out to be better than the reality. Perhaps the weekend isn’t just as peaceful or the party not as bubbling as we imagined. Other things can get in the way; we still need to go shopping, cook, do our homework so we start another week, dreaming about the next weekend or holiday. Life is like that.
But not for Christians. Even when it feels like nothing ever changes and we’re on a treadmill repeating the same things over and over, we know that God has something amazing in store. For God’s promise of everlasting love and eternal peace is one so wonderful that we only need to stop and listen to refill ourselves with joy. So, this weekend, when we find ourselves washing dishes for the hundredth time or staring at a homework book and wondering what on earth to write, let us stop, and pray. Turn our minds to God’s wonderful creation, look out of the window at the birds, search the ground for spring flowers and put aside the monotony of life. Hear God and rest in His wonderful promise – for He has a plan for us, and when we see it, it will be like the best weekend, holiday and wedding all rolled in to one!
1 Corinthians 2:9 (GNT) However, as the scripture says, “What no one ever saw or heard, what no one ever thought could happen, is the very thing God prepared for those who love him.”