The prompt from Scribettes asked this week to describe my perfect world. The grandson of my writer friend, Gail, drew his world in chalk on their driveway. The idea caught my fancy, but the glimpse of my perfect world was elusive.
Does that mean the place where I can go to relax?
I set about describing such a world. I listed such things as sunshine and showers that bring the blazing colors of May flowers. Except that this year, the rain came down so hard in May that it obliterated many a blossom. So much for perfect!
But what about rainbows in the sky? This is a reminder of God’s constant watch care over us. That is perfect.
A Waste of Time?
In a perfect world, we could take time to enjoy what God has created.
If you laid in the soft, cool green grass on a hot summer day, watching puffy clouds float by in the blue sky, then picked out shapes in them, is this a waste of time?
Or if you sit on the bank of a river and let the sun sparkles dance in your eyes above the water that froths and swirls across the rocks in its hurry to run. Or imagine the same sun sparkles on a different river that lazily slides through grassy banks lined with wild, yellow irises and cat tails.
Is this a waste of time?
The other day, a quail clucked as she paraded across my roof and my cats rushed to jump at her. She must have known she was safe on the other side of the glass, teasing them.
I sat still and watched the drama. Was that a waste of time?
The Main Purpose
My favorite sage, Oswald Chambers, reminds us in his book, “My Utmost for His Highest” that in John 17, Jesus prayed that we would be one with Him. “God will not leave us alone until we are one with Him, because Jesus has prayed that we may be.”1
He assured us that God is not troubled with our plans – God is only concerned that we are one with Him. We must conclude that all things that happen around us draws us to this one main purpose: to be one with Jesus.
Therefore, even in all situations that have prompted fear or anger—the main purpose of our lives is to be one with Jesus! It is all aimed to that end. No matter what seems to explode around us.
One day, we really will live in a perfect world. Wonders await us, rainbows and all. Revelation tells us so.
For now, the world may go crazy around us, but we can stay close to Jesus where the noise is muted in the comfort of His cloak. We cling to Him. We are one with Him. He loves us. He cares about what we care about. He will take care of everything. His main purpose for us is to be one with Him. He will see to it.
Trust Him. Stay close.
“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me” (John 17:20-21). NKJV
1 Oswald Chambers, “My Utmost for His Highest,” May 22.