As I sit in South Station after work, patiently awaiting my husbands arrival to begin date night, my head is constantly on a swivel to keep watch of my surroundings as the recorded audio message rings about the hall advising to do so. People move so rapidly and in such haste in all different directions bumping into one another, getting irritated with one another all so they won’t miss the train they need to get to their next destination. And at this hour, it’s likely to be home since it’s a Wednesday evening. Not many people are going out of town in the middle of the week lol.
Anyway... all this has me wondering. Did God intend life to be this way. I mean this part of it. Should we be in such a rush to get to a location that we neglect the opportunity to be able to actually enjoy our surroundings as well as the people that occupy them? Exhaustion from long work days, irritability due to the fear of missing the transportation necessary to get us back home to our families, confusion caused by the busyness and crowded corridors... I sit feeling the defeat of all these people. Life has been beating us up. And for what? What’s the purpose if we don’t enjoy it? My Bible tells me that “ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”-John 10:10 ESV
South Station chaos doesn’t look like abundant living. Instead, just a bunch of living creatures in abundant haste and confusion with the enjoyment of life stolen right from under their noses. Now don't get me wrong, I know that not all the people are as unhappy as they look, but not enough are as happy as they could be due to the busyness of their everyday lives. So this all made me reflect. Sometimes I have to slow down. Because I know I have been guilty of going through the courses of my daily living in such routine and haste without any thought of anyone or anything other than my agenda. That has got to change... and it will.
Are you living in the abundance that God promised us or in the South Station haste and confusion? Share in the comments below!