God Can Interrupt
Martha Meister Kiely
Husbands, noting their wife's lace of accomplishments, often prescribe a schedule or work plan similar to that used in industry. The flaw in this well-intended suggestion is that a wife cannot schedule or foresee the interruptions in each day. Little hands with their ceaseless small demands, the staccato of telephone and door bells, plus the minor crises of spilled milk and bruised knees refuse to be squeezed into the precise mold of a routine.
Perhaps it is helpful to note that our Lord encountered more than his share of interruptions. Even so, he managed to accomplish the work he set out to do--and not in spite of them, but through them. The Gospels reveal that his ministry was constantly being interrupted by both his enemies and his friends. Sometimes they were people with an "important" question or request. More often, though, it was someone with an "insignificant" concern. Yet he took time for even the most irritating interruptions and managed to build them all into his finished work.
Today heed the warning of Frank Laubach, who said, "Big duties, which keep us from helping little people, are not duties at all, but sins."
Read: Mark 6:53-56
Pray: My Father, forgive me that I have been irritated by the interruptions forced upon me. Help me to see in each intrusion an opportunity to be of service. Allow me to see that no task is lowly or unimportant when it is dedicated to thy purpose. Amen.
Devotions for Women at Home; Mathra Meister Kiely, Abingdon Press ISBN #0-687-10679-6