Dark, gloomy skies loomed overhead as eight gray lanes stretched ahead on our drive to church Sunday morning. The stretch of I-70 through St. Charles could use a makeover. I was looking around trying to find one redeeming factor, and all of a sudden I noticed a sharp green weed growing through a crack. Then tons of weeds sprouting up through drainage bars. Mile after mile, slivers of green go unnoticed. I laughed to myself thinking isn't that just like God?
In the middle of divorce, we think we won't love again. But we do. In the middle of loss, we think we can never laugh again. But we do. In the middle of job searching, we think we will never find one. But we do. In the middle of gross injustices, we think peace will never come. But it will. Our God is the God of the impossible.
Whatever circumstances you are in, whatever circumstances our city is in, whatever circumstances our friends across the ocean are in, our God can take our worst and turn into our best. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord." (Jeremiah 29:11-14)