There’s a hole in the sky today.
It caught me by surprise. I didn’t know there could be holes in the sky but there it was. Layers upon layers of condensed clouds rolling back and forth above me. Ever so subtly a hole opened up. If I wasn’t looking up I would have missed it.
Holes open up all over the place. Just yesterday I saw on the news that a sink hole opened up on a paved road and a parked car fell in. My nieces husband had a new business opportunity open up. The ice on my driveway opened up… a little… this past weekend.
Things open up everywhere.
The question is, am I looking?
There was a mother who lived many many generations ago. She lived in a time and place that doesn’t make sense to us today. The manner of living, the regulations, the conditions would be foreign, barbaric, and even ignorant to us. In her world she was a slave. In her world she had virtually no control over her situation.
Although a slave, she was also a wife and mother. She had people she loved and cared for. But the days were dangerous and all slaves were required to end the life of any newborn boys born to them. The slaves multiplied despite the unthinkable scenario and the ruler was frightened by them.
This mother found herself pregnant with her third child. Her predicament looked impossible. Her heart agonized over the forced ruling.
But she saw a hole in the sky.
Something was opening up inside her. A new idea, a new faith, a new hope and it changed they way she lived life, even in her impossible situation.
Somehow she hid the baby. Of course it was a boy. She managed to keep him safe and alive when all the other slave mothers couldn’t. The boy lived and ended up changing the world.
It began with this one woman who saw a “hole in the sky” of her life. When she thought she was in an unalterable situation, she looked up.
Where we look will often change what we think. What we think will change what we believe. What we believe will most certainly change what we do. What we do always impacts somebody….good or bad.
So, where are we looking?