It’s Friday! It’s time to link up with Lisa-Joy for Five Minute Friday. Friday is a time when when “write for five minutes not worrying is everything is just right.” You can join in the fun HERE.
When I was a little girl, I remember watching the 60 Minutes news show with my parents. My favorite part of the whole show would be when the Paul Harvey segment would come on at the end. He would always conclude by saying, “and now, you know the rest of the story.”
We love knowing the rest of the story, don’t we? We love knowing how a book will end. We want to know how the last chapter of our lives will play out.
There is even something comforting about knowing the rest of the story…even if the rest doesn’t conclude the way we desperately want it to end.
I think about how parents of abducted children are tormented for years because they don’t know the rest of the story. After years of not knowing, all they want is closure.
Or what about a loved one who is chronically sick and the doctors have no idea what is wrong. More than anything, answers are wanted. They want to know the rest of the story. What is really going on?
We are eager to get to truth. We don’t like being in the dark. We like seeing the whole picture. We like to know what bumps lie ahead.
Yet, there are times when trying to figure it all out will drive us nuts. So much of the rest which lies ahead is far beyond our control. We need to let go. We need to make the decision to rest in the knowledge that HE is more than capable of handling each and every rest that stretches out ahead of us.
“Today is mine. Tomorrow is none of my business. If I peer anxiously into the fog of the future, I will strain my spiritual eyes so that I will not see clearly what is required of me now.”~ Elisabeth Elliot
** I broke Lisa-Jo’s rule this week. This one took over five minutes. 🙂