I often wonder how people without a faith get through life.
Not just for the big things like cancer, catastrophes, or chemical spills, but for things like traffic jams and a tax bill and a leaky dishwasher. Or a dog in the dishwasher.
Do they rail at an unknown entity and shake their fist at the universe? Or shrug and figure it’s their turn to be swatted by the cosmos?
As a believer, life is so much easier when I know high blood pressure, crazy political rants, and gophers serve a higher purpose.
To make me more like Christ.
How does a leaky dishwasher make me resemble Jesus?
Well, if I take a deep breath and remember that God orders my day, then for some reason unknown to me, I must need to be one with dishwasher that day. I may not like it. I may not enjoy it. But it’s where I’m supposed to be and that’s good enough for me.
I hope I remember this lesson the next time I’m stuck in traffic and hungry and I know a pile of laundry is waiting for me at home.