In almost every area of my I face interruptions. They come in all shapes and sizes and occur all throughout the day. Dictionary.com defines the word like this:
in•ter•rupt [v. in-tuh-ruhpt; n. in-tuh-ruhpt]
-verb (used with object) 1. to cause or make a break in the continuity or uniformity of (a course, process, condition, etc.).
The vast majority of the interruptions I face in life are benign. Someone needs to ask me a question or a phone call breaks the silence. But, there are times in life when an interruption, or a “break in the continuity,” significantly changes the course of a person’s life. These interruptions come in the form of a call in the middle of the night, a bad report from the doctor or the news that your wife is pregnant. When I was 19, someone interrupted my evening by punching me in the face. I was left in the hospital with a broken jaw and a new perspective on life.
God speaks to us in these interruptions. Oftentimes we are too busy to hear him otherwise. The most significant interruption in my life was when Christ himself “broke the continuity.” He interrupted and revealed himself to me. The interesting thing is that he used other interruptions to prepare for me for His interruption and I was ready to hear when He broke the silence. I would not trade any of the challenges or sufferings to go back.
I am sure some of you have faced similar interruptions. I hope that you are able to see beyond the inconvenience, tragedy or circumstances and find the One who broke into our world through the birth of Christ. He is near. He heals and redeems and restores. So, the next time you face an interruptionlook around for Christ.