“We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming …..”
I guarantee you that each time you hear this, it is at the most inconvenient time. It usually came during the crucial conversation of a favorite show. Interruptions, by their nature, do not always come when planned. They are true to their definition of breaking the continuity of continuous process of an activity or process. Interruptions alter plans, cause you to change directions and adjust. It calls for flexibility and grace.
Did I say that interruptions come at the most inconvenient time?
For the past several months, our lives have been interrupted. The multiple pandemics fits the definition of interruption. It has altered plans, caused us to change directions and adjust. My pastor shared that one of the things we need to release is Pre-COVID 19 expectations. We are in a season that calls us to lean on flexibility and grace. We do not need to worry about making space for interruptions. Interruptions make their own space. But there are lessons in the interruptions
During this season, sheltering in place and other restrictions have made us slow down. It is a challenge and an opportunity. I have had to slow down, be still and receive. And no, it never comes at a convenient time….. Never… It meant a change of plans, letting go, re-positioning and adjustments.
But in the midst, it is an opportunity for deepening relationships, intentional time and dialogue. It gives us opportunities to find ways to encourage and share with each other. This interruption reminds us that the church is not confined to a physical place, but we the people are the Church and occupy every space.
Lessons in the interruptions.
Rev. Sheila P. Spencer