Life Disrupted

“Go, inquire of the Lord for me, for the people, and for all Judah, concerning thewords of the book that has been found…” – 2 Kings 22:13a

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: 2 Kings 22-25

What would happen if everything you knew was all of a sudden disrupted? Perhaps that seems more reasonable for us today then it might have seemed six weeks ago. In the middle of a global health crisis where we find ourselves sheltered in place and social distancing, we know what it feels like to have our life interrupted. But what if the disruption was a good disruption?

There are times in our lives when we experience disruptions. Some are not good disruptions. You lose a job. You wreck the car. You lose a loved one. Or you are are confined to your home during a public health pandemic. But there can also be good disruptions. The disruptions that seem to help put things in perspective. The unexpected call from a long-forgotten friend. The promotion and raise at your job. The birth of a child. Sometimes a life disruption can be agood disruption.

For Josiah and the people of Judah, their lives were disrupted with thediscovery of the Book of the Law. Upon finding this lost treasure and reading it’s contents, Josiah suddenly realizes that he and his people have not been living faithfully in God’s covenant. Life is disrupted as Josiah leads the reformation. The people of Judah were now going to walk in the ways of the Lord.

How might God being disrupting your life…in a good way? Perhaps what seems like a negative disruption may actually be a positive disruption.

Have an amazing weekend and I look forward to being with you in virtual worship beginning at 10:15 AM this Sunday!

Grace and peace,
Matt

P.S. Earlier this week, I shared a video on YouTube and Facebook (link is listed below) about our Ministry and Mission Update. As we prepare for the re-opening of our church campus on June 22, we are forming a Health and Welfare Task Force to assist in making sure we have the proper procedures and resources to provide a healthy and safe environment when we open. If you are willing to help be part of this team, please send me an e-mail at matt@roystonfirstumc.org. Thank you.