Room for You
Date: May 28, 2021
Lord, we are too full of too many things of this life. We overflow; no spaces are left. And yet how can we be so filled up and still feel so empty? Our thoughts swirl like dry leaves in a sudden gust; our minds are churns being cranked too fast. Disparate, distracting details skitter around the edges of our days and invade our sleep. What is so important from this life that it so fills us up, leaving us so empty? Please, Lord, sweep out the clutter and make room for You. Are we not walking compendia of shopping lists, urgent e-mails and texts about to be sent, calls to make, bills to pay, deadlines, decisions, groceries to buy and home repairs that need doing right now? How these consume us. Please, Lord, sweep out the clutter and make room for You. Self-important busyness is no virtue, Lord; You reject it and so would we. Did You not choose a simple unwed teenager to bring Your Son into the world? Was He not born in a straw-strewn stable? Was His bed not a place where animals fed? Was He not first greeted by shy shepherds, approaching from fields on dust-covered feet? Where was the royalty, where the pomp? No self-importance at that birth, Lord, only hearts humble enough to make room for You. What is so important from this life that it so fills us up, leaving us so empty? Please, Lord, sweep out the clutter and make room for You.
Copyright © by Peggy Eastman, 2021