Wednesday, October 26, 2011

parking passes, free Starbucks, and seeing.

Yesterday I started my morning (very early) with girlfriend heart-talk at Starbucks while it was still dark outside. Yesterday my Post Office lady gave me a free Starbucks drink coupon, just because (we're total BFFs, by the way. "girl, love your hair!!" comments back and forth between us every single time I mail something). Yesterday I returned to my car after running some quick errands to find a paid-for parking pass on my windshield, left by a random stranger. Yesterday, I re-listened to Sunday's sermon (twice, actually), and was reminded that God is sovereign, and He is trustworthy, and that He never changes. Yesterday I read part of Hebrews and found myself overwhelmed with gratitude. Yesterday I kicked work in it's not-so-little tush, and made a huge dent in my to-do list.

It was a good day yesterday. I felt very loved, very well-cared for by my heavenly Father and the people around me. Today... it's not as good of a day. Not bad, just not as awesome as yesterday. But I re-read Hebrews this morning, and was struck again by the same verse.

Now in putting everything in subjection to [Christ], [God] left nothing outside His control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to Him. But we see Him, who for a little while was made lower than the angles, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.Hebrews 2:8-9

I can't see life clearly. I can see glimpses of God at work, but His actual works are often hidden from my eyes. My life doesn't always make sense to me (or to anyone else, for that matter). But because I know that Christ rules not only my life, but the whole world, and "God has left nothing outside of His control." I may not currently see everything in focus, but I see Him, and that makes all of the not-seeing seem insignificant.

So today, even though it's not as splendid as yesterday, even though there is less seen and more to be questioned, I see Christ, and that is enough for today.


  1. Oh Sarah, I don't even know you and I just recently came across your blog and have been following you after seeing your feature on Katelyn James's blog and felt a little attached because you are nearby! Anyway, enough of the rambling... THANK YOU. I needed this today. This exact verse. This exact reminder. At this exact minute.

    Um, and free Starbucks? SCORE!

  2. Hi Sarah, I've been following your blog, and I just want to say THANK YOU for such uplifting words...I feel very much encouraged.