Order

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I haven’t been on here for a while, so thought I’d jump on today to bring a bit of order to my life. Order is the prompt word today from the #Five Minute Friday community of writers.

I like order! I like a nice peaceful, ordered life with routines, rhythms and seasons. I like headspace and I would like to live a serene life, passing through seemingly unruffled by life’s trials.

However, Life is not like is it? Sometimes it is chaotic, with demands from others, demands from work, demands from church, from community, from family. Or crisis strike, there is an illness, hospital visits, an accident, or even just children, marriage, moving home. There are so many things which can through me off my stride and send me into chaos.

That is why I love the creation narrative where we see God bringing order out of chaos:

Genesis Chapter 1:

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters.

And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 

4 And God saw that the light was good.

Then he separated the light from the darkness.

 God called the light “day” and the darkness “night.”

The earth was empty, formless, without order, a bit like life without Christ – empty of meaning, no purpose or order, no sense of identity or being rooted in eternity.

The same God who brought order to the universe can and does bring order to my otherwise chaotic life.

Today, I am grateful for that order.

6 thoughts on “Order”

  1. Fiona, my thoughts went in a very similar direction. It is amazing to think of the very same God who maintains the order in His creation can also maintain order in our lives. In the midst of all the chaos and uncertainty, He brings a settled peace and order to our lives. Blessings!

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  2. Missed you, Fiona.

    Had a rough go the past few weeks, and did not intend much sonnetry, but I thought this might give you a smile.

    I see organization’s need
    to bring about an ordered peace,
    with gentle rules that we should heed
    that world’s maelstrom might soon cease,
    but then he walks right through the door,
    an Arsenal supporter,
    standing on our hallowed floor,
    and I feel my temper growing shorter.
    To adjust his attitude is wrong
    through the use of wooden chair,
    but I can take this for so long,
    and then find I do not care,
    so if to you it be the same,
    ‘chaos’ is my middle name.

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