I hate disruptions. I wish they’d disappear forever. I make a plan in order to follow it, but then disruption. Suddenly my plan has been thrown into chaos. Now what? Sometimes (usually) I get angry. But I don’t like angry. If only disruptions were disrupted, but no, life.
Is there no escape? Wait, isn’t there a term for a pleasant surprise or fortunate happenstance? Yes! Serendipity. Could disruptions be serendipity in disguise? Always fighting reality is a slow way to die. What if disruptions caused life?! They can. The difference? You.
God, the epic role model, has a million disruptions every day. People die and go to hell. That’s not His plan. Sin disrupted. But He’s not angrily fighting reality. He chose serendipity, and now there is Jesus. Disruption to life.
I was starting work early, but then disruption. My wife is sick and needs my help. This was not my plan. I can ignore it; I can fight it. But I can’t change it. Instead, I buy her a dozen roses. Disruption to life.