Readings: Isaiah 55:6-9, 1 Timothy 6:3-11, Matthew 20:1-16
I Have No Idea
I can see through the two narrow windows in the front of the office. My view shows the weather, some of the parking lot, bunnies and birds that scoot past the window. I get a little peek that lets me imagine the rest of the area. Truthfully, I really have no idea what’s going on in the big world beyond my little view. The gospel reading tells of a landowner who gave all the workers in his vineyard the same wage, even though some worked a couple hours and some worked all day. Those that worked a long day grumbled and thought it wasn’t fair. They could only see through the narrow windows of their perspective that day, and couldn’t see the landowner’s bigger plan and great generosity. This is how the Lord says it in Isaiah 55, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” At times, we might be feeling a little boxed in, looking out through narrow windows, wondering how this season of life will turn out. In addition, sometimes life just doesn’t seem fair. We can quietly pray, “I know You love me Lord, but…” or “I’m sure You have plans Lord, but when are You going to share them with me?” How about, “I’m walking with You, Jesus, but I just can’t see far enough ahead right now. Are You sure this is the way?” We might have no earthly idea, but God has a heavenly idea. I think the Lord would say to us, Trust Me and stop confusing yourself by adding ‘but’ to your prayers. I love you so much – you have no idea. Have I got plans for your future – you have no idea! I Am the way, the truth and the life… I’m so close – you have no idea. Narrow windows are better than no windows, especially when someone that sees beyond your window has insight beyond your imagination. Trusting His big ideas with you, Tracy