Most days I scratch my head and wonder if I’ll ever figure ____ out. You can fill in the blank for yourself. And then there are the days when the Voice is so clear and the choices so obvious and the presence of God so strong that I nearly fall on my face in awe, shattering the smudged, murky glass of days, weeks, months past.
I had a kairos encounter. Kairos is defined at www.jrbriggs.com as the following: “Kairos is pregnant time, the time of possibility – moments in our day, our week, our month, our year or our lifetime that define us. It is a crossroads. It has the ripe opportunity to make you bitter or better. It is a teachable moment. It is the right or opportune moment. They are rarely neutral and always leave an impact on us.”
I was reading Jeremiah 31 today when I suddenly found myself flooded by God’s love, mercy, compassion, goodness, faithfulness, etc. Here are just some of the gems pulled from the page.
v2 God speaking. “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness. . .”
v3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued My faithfulness to you. . .”
v12 “And they shall be radiant over the goodness of the LORD. . .”
v14 “My people shall be satisfied with My goodness. . .”
v17 “There is hope for your future, declares the LORD. . .”
v20 “. . . therefore My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him. . .”
And verse 25, my favorite of the day: “For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” (All ESV)
My kairos moment changed my entire day. I found strength in my Savior’s love and spent a good while praising and singing. Nothing else mattered to me. It was as if my parched, hungry heart was invited to a banquet in my honor.
It was awesome. It was needed. It was a halfway refreshment.
Look for the banquet in your own lives. Ask for it. Our God is faithful.