I have been reminded of Shakespeare’s Play of the same name “Much ado about Nothing”. Shakespeare borrowed the title from a biblical quote. Jesus said it. He had been asked to do a healing and in spite of this, the family were still weeping and wailing. Although they had asked for a healing, and had seen Him heal before, they were fearful it wouldn’t happen this time and didn’t trust that Jesus was up to the job. Jesus said the noise was “much ado about nothing”.
I believe that this is a Divine Time – a moment of Divine Destiny, but only you have the opportunity to make it wonderful. You can wander around weeping and wailing or you can trust that all is well. You can change from fear based living into faith based living. I am sure you know that as a race we are living longer and healthier than ever before, we have more medical science than ever before, we have more science and technology than ever before, but still many people live in fear. I am not saying we shouldn’t be careful, but we shouldn’t be fearful. Fear is a result of increased vulnerability. Don’t let fear push you into denial. Faith isn’t about pretending something is right when it isn’t. Fear causes procrastination. Someone said to me that waiting between “Yes sir” and “No sir” is an “Ulcer”. When you are down to nothing I can tell you that the Universe (God) is up to something.
Some students are making the best of this time, doing “homesteading” (instead of “Home-staying”) projects with their family to great result. Take Sam for instance who with the help of her family, has created this lovely raised garden out of old floor boards. You can see how prolific it has become in such a short time.
Without this gift of home-time (this Divine Time) it probably wouldn’t have eventuated. In the background is the compost heap, boxes, boards and all the bits and pieces that tell me the this is an on-going project, and on-going change. I am sure it keeps this little family well engaged, and they will enjoy the fruits of this particular labour. It is easier to get children to eat vegetables if they have participated in growing them!
What are you doing with your extra time? Here are some (serious) questions to answer.
- WHAT DO I WANT?
- WHAT DO I HAVE?
- WHAT WILL I DO IF I GET WHAT I WANT?
- WHY WILL I DO IT?
Answer these questions above, and take action, and you will clear much of the confusion you may feel around you.
In the story “Alice in Wonderland” there is this significant dialogue between Alice and the Dormouse.
“I wish you wouldn’t squeeze so,” said the Dormouse, who was sitting next to her, “I can hardly breathe.” “I can’t help it,” said Alice very meekly, “I’m growing,” “You’ve no right to grow here,” said the Dormouse. “Don’t talk nonsense,” said Alice more boldly: “You know that you are growing too.”
“Yes, but I grow at a reasonable pace,” said the Dormouse: “Not in your ridiculous fashion.”
Have a lovely Week. Keep well, keep safe, and remember that this Divine Time may shortly end.