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Last night, our H.O.P.E. group was supposed to be serving at The Good Samaritan Shelter in Phoenixville, PA. We were scheduled to paint and clean a couple of rooms at the shelter with our group which typically meets twice a month to serve other people. It didn’t happen though.
In the middle of the day, we received news that the shelter was closing their offices early due to the inclement weather. We received a few inches of wet snow yesterday which doesn’t sound like a lot for those in the some parts of the country. For some reason, the first significant snow fall put everyone in our area on high alert.
And so our regularly scheduled program was interrupted. The interruption came with mixed feelings. My wife and I were a little sad, because we had a big group scheduled to help out. We were excited to have our whole H.O.P.E. group along with a few guests lined up to put a dent in the shelter. It’s challenging to reschedule activities like this, so cancelling this event brings an unknown as to when we’ll be able to serve again with this ministry.
On the other hand, our family has an extremely busy schedule this week with activities scheduled for each evening. The break last night was somewhat of a blessing as it gave us the opportunity to be at home for the evening. We were able to eat together, read, and relax after a busy day of work and school.
Sometimes an interruption can be a good thing. I don’t normally handle interruption all that well. I don’t like change, and I don’t like it when my schedule or routine is compromised. So what can I learn from last night’s interruption?
When was the last time your schedule was interrupted? How was this interruption a good thing? How has interruption in your life STRETCHED you?
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